More Arrests Expected in LSU Bar Fight
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
“Other arrests could be made in this case that are just as serious as the two already made,” attorney Michael Bienvenu said. “This isn’t over.”
LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns turned themselves in to the East Baton Rouge Parish jail after police obtained warrants charging them with felony second-degree battery for the Aug. 19 melee outside Shady’s bar.
Jefferson and Johns are accused of beating Andrew Lowery, who is one of Bienvenu’s four clients. Bienvenu has declined to make public the names of the three other injured men he represents, including the man with the broken vertebrae. He was allegedly pulled from a pickup truck after honking his horn at an agitated crowd of people blocking his way.
“This wasn’t just Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns,” Bienvenu said. “We’re still looking for those guys that started that initial beating of the driver, and it is undeniably curious that nobody on that football team can come forward and say who was involved in that.”
LSU has barred players from discussing the case publicly. Police have interviewed an undisclosed number of players, but have not discussed what was said.
Jefferson and Johns are both suspended and will miss the highly anticipated season opener when the #4 LSU Tigers play the #3 Oregon Ducks Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium.