Jefferson and Johns arrested, suspended indefinitely - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Jefferson and Johns arrested, suspended indefinitely

Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Jordan Jefferson Jordan Jefferson
Joshua Johns Joshua Johns
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns have been suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team after warrants for their arrests were issued by police Friday morning.

Jefferson and Johns turned themselves into police and were both booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Jefferson and Johns each face a felony charge of second-degree battery.

A second-degree battery charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine up to $2,000.

Attorney Nathan Fisher said the pair each posted a $5,000 bond on the charge.

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

Miles said no timetable has been set on the suspension.

"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."

Police have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference to announce the arrests. The conference will be broadcast LIVE on WAFB and online.

Jefferson and Johns are two of four LSU football players implicated in a fight outside a bar near campus. The other two players questioned by police, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive tackle Chris Davenport, have not been charged.

A woman who claims to have witnessed the fight told police she saw Jefferson kick a man in his face during the fight, according to an initial police report released Thursday.

The report by the Baton Rouge Police Department stated officers responded to a 911 call about a fight in progress outside Shady's Bar on E. Boyd Drive in Baton Rouge around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.

In the report, the responding officer said no one was fighting when he arrived, but there was a crowd of people standing outside the bar.

No. 4 LSU faces No. 3 in Arlington, TX on Sept. 3.


Related Stories

Police release LSU fight incident report

Police seize dozens of sneakers from Jordan Jefferson

DNA sample collected from LSU QB

Police: "Good chance" of arrests in fight near bar

First day back at LSU overshadowed by fight outside bar

Lawyer for LSU players gets meeting with police postponed

Police release update regarding fight near LSU campus

LSU coach says players violated team rules

LSU's Jefferson, others to report to BRPD for questioning

Copyright 2011 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

    Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:31:27 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:35:37 GMT
    (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP). North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone Friday, April 27, 2018. K...(Korea Summit Press Pool via AP). North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone Friday, April 27, 2018. K...

    After a year of tensions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have started their summit with a handshake.

    More >>

    After a year of tensions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have started their summit with a handshake.

    More >>
  • Kim Jong Un says Koreas on "starting line" of a new history

    Kim Jong Un says Koreas on "starting line" of a new history

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:38:28 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:35 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:35:24 GMT
    Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross the Military Demarcation Line into the South. (Source: Pool/CNN)Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross the Military Demarcation Line into the South. (Source: Pool/CNN)

    Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a tree together and inspect an honor guard after Kim walks across the border for the leaders' historic summit.

    More >>

    Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a tree together and inspect an honor guard after Kim walks across the border for the leaders' historic summit.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Kim, Moon walk back after private talk

    The Latest: Kim, Moon walk back after private talk

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:03:04 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:34:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.More >>
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.More >>
Powered by Frankly