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Grand Jury Reduces Felony Charge Against LSU QB Jordan Jefferson, Suspension Lifted

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Today was a good day for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns. A Baton Rouge Grand Jury has returned a charge of simple battery against Jordan Jefferson and did not indict Joshua Johns. Both Jefferson and Johns faced felony batter charges related to a bar fight back in mid-August.

Prosecutors had charged Jefferson and Josh Johns, a linebacker, with a charge of felony battery for their alleged roles in a fight outside Shady’s bar in Baton Rouge on Aug. 19.  A police report said a 19-year-old woman said she witnessed several LSU players beating one of the alleged victims and said that she saw Jefferson kick that man in the face.

[via WWL]

Contrary to that report, Jefferson, along with other witnesses denied any role in the brawl other than trying to break it up. Despite their claims, Jordan Jefferson and Joshua Johns were both arrested, charged with felony battery due to the severity of the injuries sustained by the victims according to police.

Subsequently, they were both kicked off the the team by LSU head football coach Les Miles. There is no word on their status with the team after the announcement of the reduced charges.

Do you think Jordan Jefferson and Joshua Johns were treated unfairly? Do you think this incident will hurt them in future endeavors, both related and non-related to sports?

 

 

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