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Arrests in LSU bar fight could come this week

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An investigation into an off-campus bar fight allegedly involving at least four members of the LSU football program could be wrapped up shortly and arrest warrants possibly filed by the end of the week, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesperson said Monday.

Speaking to Randy Rosetta of TigerSportDigest.com, Doug Stone of the BRPD indicated that the investigation is progressing to the point that arrests may be made this week, although he also cautioned that the probe could bleed into next week as well.

“At the conclusion of the investigation, which could be this week,” Stone told the website when asked when warrants would be issued. “[It] could be a week from now or could be in two weeks. It may come to that.”

It was reported over the weekend that the BRPD wants to interview four LSU players — quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive tackle Chris Davenport, linebacker Josh Johns and wide receiver Jarvis Landry — in connection to a bar brawl late last week that ended with four male victims — including one who was reportedly kicked in the head by Jefferson — briefly hospitalized.  The four players were originally scheduled to meet with police detectives Monday, but that was rescheduled for Tuesday.  A subsequent development indicates that the Tuesday meeting may not take place either.

According to Stone, it doesn’t really matter whether the players come in and speak to the detectives to give their side of the story.

“If the players never come in and talk to us, we will continue our investigation without talking to them,” the spokesman said. “If the evidence support the allegations, warrants will be issued for their arrests and we’ll arrest them whether they come to speak to us or not.”

Stone, who said that charges have already been filed, added that the alleged victims want charges to be pursued against the individuals responsible, and that “[w]e would not be conducting this investigation if somebody didn’t want us to.”

No. 4 LSU will open the season the night of Sept. 3 against No. 3 Oregon.  Head coach Les Miles, who called the behavior of his players “unacceptable to me… to our team“, has  not indicated whether all, some or none of the players will be available for the opener and beyond.

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  1. emperorchaz says: Aug 22, 2011 8:07 PM

    sounds like Jefferson’s kicking percentage is higher than his completion percentage

  2. boisestatewhodat says: Aug 22, 2011 8:18 PM

    LSU will get crushed by Oregon and Georgia will suffer a similar fate…

  3. pricecube says: Aug 22, 2011 8:23 PM

    What were the injuries sustained by the victims? I have read several news stories that mention three of them had “minor injuries” and a fourth had “serious injuries” but none mention specifically what kind injuries they were(e.g. fractured skull). I have always felt that if you soccer kick someone in the head while they are lying prone on the ground then you should be charged with attempted murder. A similar incident happened at a bar in Knoxville with UT players last year. One of the players stomped a students head. It sounds like these guys beat someone up for simply honking their car horn. How stupid!

  4. southernpatriots says: Aug 22, 2011 8:26 PM

    boisestatewhodat: Dream on!

    Reality is obviously something that is foreign to you….based upon your favorite team namesake.

    All:
    Suspensions from the first game v. Oregon for the 4 including starting QB Jefferson will send a signal to all, harsh discipline but needed. The penalty may be much harsher than even that. Others who left after curfew will suffer many other forms of discipline to be detailed later as the BRPD report is brought to Coach Miles.

  5. bigdinla says: Aug 22, 2011 9:10 PM

    Jordan Jefferson being suspended may help LSU.

  6. toasale says: Aug 22, 2011 9:44 PM

    What should be done to these punk a$$ bichez is send them to Afganistan and make them become foxhole fodder. Pieces of 105% crap is what they are.

  7. jeffroid says: Aug 22, 2011 11:12 PM

    LMAO at those who are naive enough to believe reports that a completely innocent “victim” was pulled out of a truck by the LSU football team and beaten for honking his horn. There is much more to this story and only one side has been told.

  8. southernpatriots says: Aug 22, 2011 11:21 PM

    The Times Picyune, newspaper/rag of New Orleans reported that Jefferson plus 3 would be arrested today. Today came and went and no arrests. Maybe they will keep guessing and call it news? They are reporting that Jefferson and another player will be charged with felonies–assault second degree, which means a bone was broken or the victim was hospitalized. The other 2 of the 4 will be charged with a misdemeanor–simple battery.

    Coach Miles is daily enforcing discipline on the remainder of all players who violated curfew but did not particpate in the melee. These 4 will at least miss the first game v. Oregon.

  9. Deb says: Aug 23, 2011 12:00 AM

    boisestatewhodat …

    For some strange reason, I like you … but I’m still expecting you to be schooled when the season starts ;)

    southernpatriots …

    Well … at least it’s not four starting linemen or four members of the secondary. With luck, Les can fill those slots without too much disruption. Obviously your QB is the biggest worry, but several fans have posted concerns about playing him. Maybe this will prove to be a blessing. At this point, no matter what happens, it’s better to sit them than risk prepping with them and losing them at the last minute.

    Must say that if Jefferson was active in the fight, claiming he was asleep was an … odd attempt at an alibi. Self-defense might have been a better choice.

  10. rajuncajun28 says: Aug 23, 2011 6:42 AM

    @boisestatewhodatLOSER: remove the who dat from your name since you are a fraud, stay in Boise, which is the land of misfit toys and move on with your pathetic life…what a loser….doesn’t your shift at the Boise dollar general start now?

  11. southernpatriots says: Aug 23, 2011 6:52 AM

    The Times Picayune are reporting and/or concluding that 2 of the 4 players (including JJ) will be charged with battery second degree (felony!) and the other two with simple battery (misdemeanor). Both charges will probably be pleaded down since all are first offenses. They do have a good lawyer, which will help them legally, but won’t get them past Coach Les Miles.

    Miles is blistering the remaining team members…every day…not just verbally but with much extra running, new restrictions, other disciplinary actions. Some players have said, “This is brutal!” Some of the reporters from ESPN, CBS, etc. have confessed they have never seen Miles so angry (as we have been posting on CFT from the beginning…Miles needs prayer that he won’t get a stroke or heart attack or other health problem from this…whew!)

  12. WingT says: Aug 23, 2011 7:47 AM

    I believe that it is safe to say that there will be no more violations of curfew by members of the LSU team. Provided of course they make it to the start of the season alive.

    Southernpats – I would suggest praying for those players – they sound like the ones that are most at risk :)

  13. southernpatriots says: Aug 23, 2011 8:16 AM

    Wing T:

    You are right. There are now campus police monitoring who goes in and who goes out and there is now a sign in and sign out sheet, etc.

    The players crawled back to their dorms last evening, according to our nephew who is a student there. He and his friends felt really sorry for the players…it was 100 degrees in the mid-late afternoon. The coaches are making sure all have water, cold towels, etc. so none succumb to heat stroke but working them, making them want the “two a days” again that they broke curfew to celebrate the end of.

    They will either be in better shape for Oregon on Sept. 3 or not be with us any more (like you posted! ha!)

    We’re dealing with another horror which happened to a young boy in south LA…together with the murder and dismemberment last week of the precious 7 year old with cerebral palsy and wheel chair bound, this was a 12 yr. old precious boy who was raped at Burger King by a predatory pervert. We’re not getting much sleep…counseling, comforting, etc. family members, friends, neighbors, etc. of the family and young boy. These two horrors happened in a very peaceable small town in South Louisiana about 4 blocks apart. The whole region is in shock, schools are in lock down, etc. Children are traumatized….etc.

  14. WingT says: Aug 23, 2011 8:28 AM

    Southernpats – what horrible news regarding those kids. I can only hope that the predator has been removed from the community.

    I asked Ben to pass my email address along to you last week. I would be happy to help in whatever way I can.

    Hang in there

  15. southernpatriots says: Aug 23, 2011 9:06 AM

    Wing T: Thank you.

    The young boy was traumatized but able to tell his parents which man did it and they remembered the man from earlier seeing him. The 51 year old child predator pervert was caught shortly afterward and given a $250,000 bond. We asked the assistant D.A. how this pervert could receive that bond and the murderer at 5 million dollar bond and the D.A. said, “A different judge.” Great. A child molester and child rapist gets a low bond so he can get out and do it to another child! This is outrageous, so we are going to the courthouse in that town today.

  16. boisestatewhodat says: Aug 23, 2011 10:32 AM

    Hey Rajuncajun…I was born and raised in Louisiana and still live there today. I’ve been a Saints fan since the day I was born and I’ve had season tickets for 30 years…I don’t live in Boise although I did for seven years while stationed there with USAF. I also graduated from BSU met my wife there, then went on to Tulane. Don’t tell me to alter my screen name like a little b**ch…another tip for you…not all Boise State fans live in Boise!

  17. bikerhal says: Aug 23, 2011 11:46 AM

    BOISESTATEWHODAT I believe all that you are saying as to your pedigree, and you can have loyalty to which ever team pleases you, but it was punk of you to jump into this discussion with an inappropriate comment like that. Whole other matter going on here. I have a long and traditioned connection to the tigers, and I am the first to say that I hope they suspend JJ, and don’t care how it affects the chances for this year. I don’t want to win at the expense of losing integrity and tradition. I don’t want to root for another “Miami”. JJ was the team “leader” and failed miserably. I don’t care how he performs on the field, he should be dismissed. LSU forbeared with Ryan Perrilloux for a good while before giving up. Another QB is about to set the program back again.

  18. southernpatriots says: Aug 23, 2011 11:57 AM

    WBRZ–Baton Rouge is reporting…

    “LSU players meeting with police about bar fight
    BATON ROUGE- LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates are meeting with investigators this morning at Louisiana State Police Headquarters.

    Police have asked Jefferson, along with offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry, to offer their recollection of a fight that happened at a bar early Friday morning.

    Four people were injured in the scuffle, none of them players, and one person’s injuries were serious enough that two players could face felony battery charges, Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD said.

    Stone said two other players could be charged with misdemeanor simple battery. He declined to say which two players could face the more serious charges.”

  19. boisestatewhodat says: Aug 23, 2011 12:50 PM

    Bikerhal…I actually agree. It was off the subject and probably inappropriate to inject the way I did. However, everytime there’s a headline about Boise State, or any other team that doesn’t play in the SEC for that matter, all the SEC homers chime in in those forums too, so…if you can’t beat em, join em. I don’t root against LSU, I just don’t have an allegiance to them. I too hope all 4 players get suspended but then that’ll be the excuse for losing to Oregon just like Georgia’s will be due to all the injurires.

  20. tigersgeaux says: Aug 23, 2011 1:07 PM

    When LSU does not lose to Oregon despite or in spite of this situation and Georgia does not lose, where will you be then? Watch and see. This will be the year of the SEC again.

    Don’t have time to bother with your silliness because there are serious things going on and people need help.

  21. Deb says: Aug 23, 2011 1:37 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    Your writing has the same edge as during the floods and tornadoes. Please remember the posts we exchanged then and step back from these situations. Yes, they are horrible, and you should fervently pray for those involved. But for your own health, you must detach from these community events. You’re older and caretaking for gravely ill relatives. Your emotional energy reserves have been depleted by past events. You must actively guard against overwhelming your resources, which can happen before you realize it.

    The perpetrators are in custody, and the children are receiving counseling. You can’t do anything else. Take a news fast. Distract yourself with football or other pleasant hobbies. Eat healthy meals at regular intervals. Take walks. Get at least 7 hours sleep a night. Read and watch lighthearted entertainment. Do not keep rehashing this with your friends. Don’t go to the courthouse; that judge won’t change his bond order. Don’t go to anymore prayer vigils; you can pray anywhere. Pray that God will ease these horrors from your mind.

    If you don’t protect your emotional well-being now, you’ll wind up unable to help anyone–including those who depend on you.

  22. Deb says: Aug 23, 2011 2:21 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    Just read a post by tigersgeaux saying you are organizing a Neighborhood Watch. That’s a productive activity. I’m just quite concerned about you because you were so burned out such a short time ago. Please don’t overextend. Much as we’d like to help everyone around us, we all have our limits. And if we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t help anyone. Have learned that the hard way.

  23. southernpatriots says: Aug 23, 2011 9:08 PM

    Deb: I did not have to drive so I slept there and back and rested at other times as well. I feel fairly rested and will rest well tonight.

    Met with the mayor and police chief who are both willing to help in any way. We also found that there were no Neighborhood Watches in this town, nor were there any known in the large parish! The one we will start will be the very first. That is an honor and a great responsibility. National sources as well as regional sources will assist us and I meet again with the police chief and assistant this Thursday.

    The precious 7 year old will be buried tomorrow.
    The 12 year old is still under doctor’s care. The physical scars on this boy will heal much faster than the horror of the emotional, mental, etc. Please pray for this young boy and his family and the entire community which remains in shock.

    Our brother is doing so much better. Hopefully, he will be able to ride with us next week to visit life long friends. Our sister is also doing better having recovered from her surgeries, though still under medication with devastating side effects. We know you completely understand this, Deb. We thank you for being there.

  24. Deb says: Aug 23, 2011 11:04 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    I’m glad you have gotten rest, and that you’ll soon be going to visit friends. Please pace yourself with these projects. You are doing such good work, but must take care not to over-extend.

    The medication is hard. It takes a tremendous psychological toll as well as a physical toll. I pray she can find the energy to enjoy things that will help her find some peace and comfort. And I hope there’s an end date. Some must continue on rounds of treatment indefinitely, while others complete a six- or eight-month course. If you can see a finish line, it’s easier to cope. Please give her my best.

  25. waynefontes says: Aug 24, 2011 9:36 AM

    Southernpatriots, you sound like a really good person. Best wishes to you and yours.

  26. southernpatriots says: Aug 24, 2011 10:12 AM

    Dear Wayne: Thank you. Thank you for your encouragement. Have a great and blessed day!

  27. southernpatriots says: Aug 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    WBRZ–Baton Rouge is reporting…(the following is quoted from WBRZ):

    “No arrests after LSU players meet with police
    Authorities say LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates cooperated with investigators looking into a bar fight that injured four people.

    Baton Rouge police chief Dewayne White says the players offered the names of more witnesses, whom investigators will want to speak with. White also says that while police have video from the scene, it does not show the fight itself.

    There have been no arrests and no charges have been filed, but White says police hope to gather enough evidence to arrest whoever is responsible for the victims’ injuries.

    White says police still need to find more “objective” witnesses.”

  28. Deb says: Aug 24, 2011 12:57 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    Hey … JT covered that article on another thread that you missed while you were gone and I’m getting pummeled there by OSU fans, Duck fans–even my own Alabama fans. I swear there’s not an LSU fan in the house!!!

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/23/police-chief-victim-in-lsu-brawl-has-three-fractured-vertebrae/

  29. southernpatriots says: Aug 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    Deb: Glad JT covered it. The WBRZ report echoes exactly what you and WingT, ourselves, and a few others were posting from the beginning: they need objective witnesses, not he said/she said or he said/he said.

    Sorry they are shooting at you. I will make a huge presumption but maybe the LSU fans are working and don’t have access to a computer during or the time at work to check CFT and post…I know that is normally true for some but I don’t know all well enough to know that for sure.

    Most LSU alums and fans we know are resigned to the fact that no matter what the police conclude, the 4 are suspended at least one game and maybe more. We don’t need to surmise what will happen the ALL of the team…they are going through hell every day at the hands of the assistant coaches as instructed by Coach Les Miles. Yes, these 4 that will be suspended are going through the hell too.

    As per your wisdom, I am resting today and tomorrow, not cooking, not cleaning, not visiting, not, not, not….just resting, so I will be prepared on Thursday to take the next step with the Neighborhood Watch.

  30. Deb says: Aug 24, 2011 5:11 PM

    @southernpatriots ….

    Thanks so much for your comments on the other thread. That really lifted my spirits. I’m trying to keep things light. It’s been a difficult summer. Figure I’ll just channel my anger to my ongoing war with the lil Hitlers at PFT and try not to think about the more serious things I can neither understand nor change.

    I’m glad you’re getting rest as I was becoming concerned. Have you ever heard the Faith Hill song “There Will Come a Day”? If you haven’t, you should listen to it. The lyrics will tell you why. Sometimes all we can do is hold on to our faith and know there will come a day.

  31. Deb says: Aug 24, 2011 5:18 PM

    @southernpatriots …

  32. southernpatriots says: Aug 24, 2011 6:16 PM

    Deb: We are ALL trying to type with tears flowing down our faces….thank you.

  33. Deb says: Aug 24, 2011 10:45 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    You’re welcome. It affects me the same way whenever I listen to it.

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