Yesterday we reported that LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three other players were to talk with police on Monday to give their side of the story about a bar fight in Baton Rouge.
Well Jefferson, offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about the bar fight, which we now know started when a patron honked at a crowd blocking his exit from a parking lot. Here are the details:
Attorney Nathan Fisher requested “a 24 hour postponement so that he can meet with the players and get a better understanding of the incident,” Stone wrote in a news release.
He said police would speak with Fisher on Monday to arrange the interviews, which had previously been set for Monday morning.
“We just got the case at 8 a.m. today,” Fisher told the Times Picayune of New Orleans. “I just met with the kids this morning.”
Earlier, Stone said the fight began when a driver honked his horn at a crowd blocking his way out of the bar’s parking lot. The driver was one of four people injured in the fight outside Shady’s Bar, according to a news release.
“They weren’t asked to turn themselves in. They were asked to come in so they can be interviewed and tell their side of the story,” Stone said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. The investigation will continue after that, and police may interview other players, he said.
Stone said police interviewed four people who were treated and released — three for minor injuries and a fourth for a more serious injury that could bring a felony charge of second-degree battery. Some witnesses also have talked to police, he said.
Stone confirmed that one of the players kicked one of the victims in the head, but could not identify whom it was, the Times Picayune reported.
I’m pretty sure more information will come out this week about this story. It’ll also be interesting to see what coach Les Miles will do with these players. If they are charged with assault for this crime before the team’s match up with Oregon on Sept. 3 I expect they will be suspended for the game.