Police plan to interview LSU's Jefferson

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who has been praised throughout the offseason by head coach Les Miles for his improvement on and off the field, was named by witnesses as being a participant in a fight early Friday morning outside of a Baton Rouge, La., bar.

Jordan JeffersonICONJordan Jefferson may have to answer some questions from local police after reportedly being involved in a fight.

Police continue to investigate the incident and have not named the senior as a suspect, but Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett Louisiana reports that police do want to interview Jefferson regarding his possible role in the fight.

Several other LSU players were also reportedly at the scene of the fight, a scrap that sent four people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Miles, who has noted since spring practice that Jefferson has improved as a passer and a leader, released a statement on the matter Friday.

"We are aware of the incident that took place at an off-campus location at which some of our players were present. We don't know to what extent our players were involved. We are trying to gather as much information as possible to get a better understanding of what exactly took place last night."

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 a mere two weeks away.

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