Ex-LSU quarterback in jail after his bond revoked
Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson reported to a Louisiana
jail on Tuesday after a judge revoked his bond in a 2011 simple
battery case. The judge’s action follows Jefferson’s arrest last
week with three other ex-players whom police say they found with
marijuana in an apartment.
Jefferson’s simple battery charge stems from a preseason bar
fight, accused by authorities of beating a man near the LSU campus
in August 2011. He was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand
jury in September 2011 and has pleaded innocent.
On Tuesday, Jefferson reported to the jail of East Baton Rouge
”I have one way of doing things. I try to be fair,” the judge
said, according to The Advocate newspaper. ”I have a problem with
someone who’s out on bond being re-arrested. . I have a real
problem with what’s going on.”
He had been free for more than a year on a $5,000 bond.
Moore ordered Jefferson to undergo a substance abuse evaluation.
Jefferson was expected to appear before Moore again Wednesday.
Jefferson, 22, had been playing in the Canadian Football League
as a quarterback but his lawyer says he is not playing there
Moore also ordered that Jefferson be arraigned Dec. 12 in the
case involving his arrest with the other ex-players.
Jefferson was arrested last week along with former LSU players
Tyrann Mathieu, Derrick Bryant and Karnell Hatcher. They were taken
into custody at Mathieu’s apartment after police said they found
marijuana. They were booked into jail, but Jefferson has not been
charged by prosecutors in that case yet.
Mathieu, a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, has no criminal
record. He played cornerback until he was dismissed from the team
in August after reportedly failing a drug test.
Lance Unglesby, Jefferson’s lawyer, said Jefferson is innocent
of any charge prosecutors might issue against his client in the
The attorney added: ”Jordan is a humble, fine young man and
looks forward to putting all this behind him.”