Bad day: Arrests and suspensions

After he BRPD served arrest warrants for two players, Miles quickly handed down indefinite suspensions to Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns.

The Baton Rouge Police Department served arrest warrants for LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and backup linebacker Josh Johns mid-morning Friday for their alleged involvement in a fight outside Shady’s Bar on morning of Aug. 19.

Both men were charged with second-degree battery, a felony in Louisiana, Their attorney Nathan Fisher said they turned themselves in at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, were processed and bonded out at $5,000 each right before noon.

Shortly after the arrests were made, LSU coach Les Miles issued a statement that Jefferson and Johns were both suspended indefinitely.

Within an hour of the arrest warrants being issued, Les Miles indefinitely suspended both Jefferson and Johns and said no timetable has been set for their return.

“Jordan and Josh have been suspended indefinitely,” Miles said in the statement. “We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident.

“As sad as this incident is, it’s important that we learn from this and that we take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us. It’s time for us to come together as a team and focus on what we are here to do.”

 On Thursday, LSU announced that junior inside receiver Russell Shepard has been suspended for the season opener against Oregon on Sept 3 after he violated NCAA protocol.

The BRPD will hold a press conference to talk about the arrests at 2:30 p.m. and Tiger Sports will be there.


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