LSU football players face felony charges

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns are reportedly turning themselves into police today and will face second-degree battery charges for their involvement in a bar fight last week that resulted in four injured people.

Although Joshua Johns’ mugshot and Jordan Jefferson’s mugshot have not yet been released, we will make sure to add them to this article when they do become available.

According to the reports, the Baton Rouge police had issued warrants for the players arrest after a 19-year-old woman said she witnessed several LSU players beating one of the alleged victims and saw Jefferson kick that man in the face during a fight outside Shady’s bar in Baton Rouge on Aug. 19.

On Wednesday, a search warrant was issued for Jefferson’s apartment, where the police took DNA evidence from Jefferson and confiscated 49 pairs of shoes. Police would not say why they wanted the shoes, but an inside source claims that they were looking to match a shoeprint on one of the victims’ shirts.

Defensive tackle Chris Davenport and wide receiver Jarvis Landry  are also accused of participating in the bar fight, but, as of right now, it is unclear why only Jefferson and Johns were arrested.

After being informed about the arrest warrants, head coach Les Miles released the following statement:

“As sad as this incident is, it’s important that we learn from it and take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us.”

No. 4 LSU will open their season against No. 3 Oregon on Sept. 3 in Arlington, Texas, in what was expected to be a matchup against two National Championship contenders. But after these arrests, it seems unlikely that LSU will be able to hang with the reigning Pac-12 Champs.

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