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LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:25 am
Edited on: August 26, 2011 1:54 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli


Shortly after arrest warrants were issued for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns on Friday morning, both players turned themselves into Baton Rouge police. Both will be charged with second-degree battery, which is a felony charge.

After the warrants were issued, LSU issued a release on Friday morning, announcing that both Jefferson and Johns have been suspended indefinitely by LSU.

"Jordan and Josh have been suspended indefinitely," head coach Les Miles said in the release. "We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident.

"As sad as this incident is, it's important that we learn from this and that we take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us. It's time for us to come together as a team and focus on what we are here to do."

The Jefferson suspension means that Jarrett Lee will likely be LSU's starter in the team's season opener against No. 3 Oregon on September 3.

This news comes after a week of speculation about what took place in a bar fight involving a number of LSU players. There had been a report last weekend that four LSU players were going to be arrested on Monday, but that did not happen and instead the four players were interviewed by Baton Rouge police on Tuesday. Police then investigated the homes of different LSU players on Wednesday, including Jefferson's where 49 pairs of shoes were confiscated.

Witness reports claimed that Jefferson had kicked a man in the head during the altercation.

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Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:06 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

He has 49 pairs of shoes?  Wow I have 2.  For a 20 year old kid to have 49 pairs of shoes, someone must be wealthy to give him that, or he must've worked a "ton" of hours as a part-time worker somewhere.



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:53 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

"Hey Gomexican - Would you care to bet that both his parents aren't doctors?  Statistics say he may not even know both his parents... just sayin'"


Hey BullS___
His parents aren't doctors but a simple google search wouyld have quickly found a photo of him and his parents in an article from July. They are also both college graduates. Do YOU know both of your parents? Have a college degree? just sayin...





Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:32 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

You know he is innocent because of if he throws punches like a football he didnt land any




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:56 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

forty nine pair of shoes, come on anyone who tries to give an explanation for this is a flat out homer. The only people that own forty nine pair of shoes are women with a serious  shoe fettish. Maye that is why he can't quarterack he has the female genes. That is the only explanation I can come up with for a man owning that many shoes.
I think that best solution is for the NFL to schedule another supplemental draft and declare Jefferson eligible. Al Davis still has picks in rounds 1-5-6-7. He is senile enough to be talked into anything and has probably forgot where Jamarcus Russell came from and that he just blew a number 3 on someone else who can't play the position.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:51 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Maybe he went to FSU for a semester (free Shoes university). My school but at least I can poke fun at it. By the way neither parents are doctors but I bet they still could afford the shoes!

"Father, John, received scholarship offer to play point guard at Nebraska ... John then transferred to UL-Monroe to be closer to Elaine, Jordan's mom ... Majoring in sports administration."



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:44 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Yeah, both his parents are doctors...Cry



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:42 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Hey Gomexican - Would you care to bet that both his parents aren't doctors?  Statistics say he may not even know both his parents... just sayin'



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:41 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Imelda Marcos is the starting quarterback for LSU?



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:39 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Two obvious points.  One, Lets not think LSU is really taking a stand here.  Jefferson is not a very good QB and they have been trying to replace him every year that he has been there.  Wow, they benched a guy that isn't very good.  Two, 49 pair of shoes!  Where's that money coming from? 



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:33 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued

Can't wait to see how this plays out. I'm a Beaver Fan and hope the ducks lose to LSU. Thay being said, LSU handled this the correct way. LSU didn;t over react when it heard the news and waited until something contract before the suspensions. Good job.


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