Jefferson arraignment set for February
LSU quarterback’s case granted motion to continue
By BEN LOVE
Tiger Rag Editor
LSU senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson will not have his day in court until after the current season is over, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III confirmed for Tiger Rag Wednesday.
At a hearing on Nov. 16 Lewis Unglesby, Jefferson’s attorney, filed a motion to continue, one that was granted by Judge Richard Moore. As a result Jefferson’s arraignment date is set for some time in February, according to Hillar Moore III.
At that time Jefferson, who is facing a misdemeanor simple battery charge, will either have a motion date or a trial date set.
The latest possible date on which LSU football could play this season is Jan. 9, the BCS National Championship Game.
Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns were originally arrested on Aug. 26 due to their alleged involvement in a fight outside Shady’s Bar, an off-campus watering hole, in the early hours of Aug. 19.
Both received felony second-degree battery charges.
On Sept. 28, an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury reduced Jefferson’s charge to simple battery while dropping all charges against Johns.
According to numerous sources, Jefferson is set to graduate this December.
Editor Ben Love covers LSU football and men’s basketball for Tiger Rag. Reach him at email@example.com.