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

Parish.

”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

now.

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

drug case.

The attorney added: ”Jordan is a humble, fine young man and

looks forward to putting all this behind him.”