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Updated: Jordan Jefferson pleads no contest; will be released from jail

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Updated 10/31 @ 1:10 p.m. ET: Barring another event, it looks like Jordan Jefferson will be out of jail for good this time I mean it I think… 

Per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jefferson pleaded no contest to simple battery Wednesday stemming back to his barfight last August. Jefferson will be released from jail today, pay $100 in fines and serve one year of probation that mandates 30 hours of community service. He will also be subject to random drug testing.


Just days after being released from jail for his arrest in a drug bust involving three other former LSU players, including cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, former Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson is back behind bars.

Per multiple media outlets, a district judge ruled Tuesday morning that Jefferson’s arrest last week violated the terms of his bond related to his arrest last year. The result of the ruling was that Jefferson was to report to prison by 2 p.m.

“When someone is on bond and they re-offended obviously the judge that sets the bond will take a look at the reasoning behind it,” district attorney Hillar Moore told reporters.

As you’ll recall, Jefferson was connected to a bar fight last August that led to a charge of second-degree battery. Jefferson could technically remain in jail until Dec.12, the date of his next hearing. However, he is currently undergoing substance abuse evaluation and will likely be released sooner.

Both Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana, while Karnell Hatcher was charged with second-offense possession of marijuana and Derrick Bryant was slapped with a possession with intent to distribute charge. Bryant, Jefferson and Mathieu were all released from jail on the same day last week.

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18 Responses to “Updated: Jordan Jefferson pleads no contest; will be released from jail”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Oct 30, 2012 10:16 PM

    Local tv news reports carried JJ’s attorney stating he would be out in the morning, as did others who are court observers.

    JJ’s father said that JJ was there for less than 10 minutes and did not own, nor participate in smoking the weed that was found there. JJ’s attorney must know that the drug test on JJ will come back clean, if not, he is staying in the pokey. If he is clean, he will not only go free but the charges for simple possession will be quickly reduced or dismissed. We will know for sure tomorrow.

    If what is being reported locally is true, JJ is truly guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If not, he has provided some real problems for his attorney and himself.

  2. seanb20124 says: Oct 30, 2012 10:39 PM

    Legalize it please

  3. barbeaux says: Oct 30, 2012 11:15 PM

    They should have arrested him last year for impersonating a QB.

  4. kozbee says: Oct 30, 2012 11:25 PM

    @ seanb

    It is legal just visit your local doctor and tell him what ail`s ya.Back in Nam it was free.

  5. dg0122 says: Oct 30, 2012 11:25 PM

    oh, well if Jordan’s dad and Jordan’s lawyer said he didnt do it, then he HAS to be innocent, right?

  6. csilojohnson says: Oct 30, 2012 11:44 PM

    It is not legal. Should be. Even in medicinal states the big bad DEA can knock down your door and lock you up if they so please. Oh the sweet smell of freedom.

  7. imaduffer says: Oct 31, 2012 12:16 AM

    ” I don’t hang around with people that smoke pot”

    Jordon Jefferson

  8. infrno says: Oct 31, 2012 12:19 AM


    If he hadn’t gotten into some sort of altercation with the security guard, none of this would have happened. I’m not buying it, the only reason the police were ever called was because of him in the first place.

  9. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 31, 2012 2:17 AM

    To all Bama fans;
    …. I’m apologizing in advance for ruining your perfect season this coming Saturday when LSU beat you once again !!

    To all other fans not from sec:
    .. I hate to say it, but it’s going to be another LSU vs Bama in BCSNCG this year!!!
    Oregon will lose to USC this weekend,
    KSU to OK st, and ND will find a way to lose, more then likely to USC, but I can see them losing this weekend to Pit. Call me crazy or whatever you want but you heard it here first :,,,
    LSU vs Bama part IV !!!! And this time it will be LSU lifting up the Crystal Ball this year … Geaux Tigers!!! LSU LSU LSU!!!!!

  10. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 31, 2012 2:19 AM

    LSU 13-1
    Bama 11-2

  11. tigersgeaux says: Oct 31, 2012 4:46 AM

    infrno and all: Yep. If he had no weed on him, and no weed in him (we’ll know later today?), then he was arrested in the sweep of all in the apt. though not guilty of the charge of simple possession. You can’t very well “possess” if he did not inhale it, ingest it, or have it on his person or in his belongings. That all will come out very soon.

    It could be a case of “your friends can do you much more harm than your enemies.” He has a great attorney (pro bono) whom all court observers believe will win this case and the previous one, though it makes his case MUCH better if Jordan tests negative for any drugs. He did voluntarily submit for a drug test to “prove” he did not “possess” any we will see very soon as alligatorsnapper said. Unlike some court proceedings which stretch out for years, this one can virtually be over within days, either he tests positive for drugs or not. If not, he goes free from charges and is admonished by all to avoid these “friends” in the future.

  12. sjsuraider says: Oct 31, 2012 12:27 PM

    Legalize it

  13. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 31, 2012 12:50 PM

    LSU fans, even if you do happen to win this Saturday, please stay classy. No teabagging or destruction of Alabama property please. I know I dont have to tell you this because you people actually have your heads on straight but I just thought it needed said.:)

  14. houndofthebaskervols says: Oct 31, 2012 1:52 PM

    Jefferson released? Is it wisdom, I cannot say. LOL

  15. astrosfan75956 says: Oct 31, 2012 2:46 PM

    Legalize and tax the heck out of it.

  16. nattaggart says: Oct 31, 2012 3:38 PM

    Legalize It !!!! Invest in it !!!!!! MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC:MJNA

  17. calmdownandthink says: Oct 31, 2012 6:39 PM

    Beat somebody up? $100 fine. Smoke/p0ssess/sell weed? Jail. Hah, no wonder the country is so f*cked up. Maybe this bully should start hanging with dope smokers, it might mellow him out.

  18. tigersgeaux says: Nov 1, 2012 7:53 AM

    Community service is what JJ got. The judge suggested that JJ return to his former team and speak about his experiences and what not to do.
    Coach Miles has not made a decision on whether to allow JJ to do that.

    Southernpatriots had a great suggestion previously to have Jordan Jefferson and Tyrann Mathieu speak to the children and work with them in the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Center in Baton Rouge and other children’s wards throughout the state. Working with the children, maybe they will be reminded that they are role models to many children and not to let them down.

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