Tue, Oct 30, 2012
A Baton Rouge judge revoked former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson’s bond Tuesday morning in his 2011 simple battery case and ordered him to report to parish prison by 2 p.m. because of last week’s arrest on a marijuana charge.
State District Judge Chip Moore told a somber Jefferson, 22, that he had a “real problem with what’s going on.”
Moore ordered that Jefferson be arraigned Dec. 12 on the drug charge.
Moore also ordered Jefferson to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, the results of which will largely determine when Jefferson is released from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
An attorney for former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson entered a plea of innocent (in February) on Jefferson’s behalf to a misdemeanor simple battery charge that stems from an Aug. 19 fight outside a Baton Rouge bar.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted the 21-year-old Jefferson on Sept. 28, 2011, accusing him of simple battery on Andrew Lowery. Lowery’s attorney, Michael Bienvenu, has said Lowery suffered a fractured jaw and was kicked unconscious.
Jefferson testified before the grand jury. Lance Unglesby, one of his attorneys, said Jefferson was not required to appear at his arraignment.
Lowery, who also testified before the panel, told police officers that Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns were among a group of people who attacked him outside Shady’s, a bar at 623 E. Boyd Drive south of the LSU campus.
Jefferson and Johns were arrested Aug. 26, 2011 and booked on one count each of second-degree battery, a felony.
The grand jury chose to indict Jefferson on a lesser charge of simple battery, a misdemeanor. The panel did not indict Johns.