Jordan Jefferson's father says his son is not guilty of what he has been accused of during a Friday morning brawl that included several LSU players.
Tigers coach Les Miles addressed the situation Saturday afternoon saying "I can tell you that the last couple of days have been miserable for us, that we've been involved in behavior that's unacceptable to me, certainly unacceptable to our team – guys that broke team rules and violated curfew.
"I personally want to apologize for the actions of my team."
Jordan Jefferson is the only player whose name has been identified by the Baton Rouge Police Department – which said he was "implicated as being involved" – in regard to a scuffle at Shady's Bar at around 2 a.m. Friday morning that sent four people to local hospitals and has created a firestorm of media attention ever since.
John Jefferson was upset about reports of the fight and his son's alleged connection and the father is adamant that the LSU quarterback's name will be cleared or should be.
After the allegations of the fight and Jordan Jefferson's involvement broke Friday, John Jefferson said he called his son around 9 a.m. Friday and woke him up to see what had happened. He said the 20-year-old Tigers' QB was shocked by what his father said.
"He said he didn't have anything to do with it," John Jefferson said. "He said he was briefly there but left because he didn't want have anything to do with it. He said ‘Dad, I didn't throw a punch.' "
Although he insisted that his son is innocent of the accusations, John Jefferson said he was irate with his son for being out in the early-morning hours Friday after the LSU players had been checked in for a 10:30 p.m. curfew at the West Campus Apartments.
"There's nothing good that comes out of going out at that time of night," John Jefferson said. "He shouldn't have been there, but that doesn't mean he deserves people accusing him of this crap.
"Jordan is a laid-back kid and when I heard the situation, I wondered what in the heck was going on. He very seldom even goes out and he doesn't drink. He's kind of aggravated. He told me ‘Man, I just want my name cleared. I worked hard and want my name cleared. That's not how I am.' He's kind of down about all this. It's already been all over ESPN and they've made it sound like he's already been proven guilty."
John Jefferson said he hasn't spoken to Les Miles yet, but said "Les has been great to my son."