Jefferson, three other LSU players to talk with police
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates have been summoned by police to discuss a bar fight that occurred near campus early this past Friday morning.
Jefferson, who has been praised throughout the offseason by head coach Les Miles for his improvement as a passer and a leader, was named by witnesses as being a participant in a scrap that sent four people to the hospital with minor injuries. Along with Jefferson, offensive tackle Chris Davenport, linebacker Josh Johns and wide receiver Jarvis Landry have also been asked to visit the police station to be interviewed about their role in the fracas.
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Several other LSU players were also reportedly at the scene of the fight, and Miles mentioned at his news conference Saturday that senior offensive guard T-Bob Hebert was at the bar Thursday night. Police have said as many as 20 LSU football players were present.
Police have not made any arrests and are still investigating the incident. Miles said at his presser that he is still gathering information but already has begun the disciplinary process.
Athletic director Joe Alleva attended the press conference and issued the following statement:
"We will not tolerate student-athletes whose irresponsible actions tarnish the good name of a great university. LSU student-athletes are expected to behave with the understanding that they represent their school, their fellow students and the long history of this program, regardless of the time of day.
"Coach Miles has already begun taking disciplinary action. It is critical that we are deliberate in determining the facts surrounding this incident, and as Coach Miles said, when the facts are clear, additional and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if necessary."
The Tigers open the season Sept. 3 against last year's national runner-up, Oregon. Certainly, this is the last thing Miles' squad needs with that contest less than two weeks away.
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