People should learn from their mistakes. Unfortunately, four former Louisiana State University football players have failed to do so. Now one former player is facing jail time while another will no longer play football at LSU again.
Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Tyrann Mathieu were arrested on October 25, 2012 after police allegedly found marijuana, a marijuana grinder, a digital scale, and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana inside Mathieu’s apartment. Jefferson and Mathieu were arrested along with former LSU players Derrick Bryant and Karnell Hatcher.
Jefferson was free for over a year on a $5,000 bond facing a 2011 battery case. Judge Moore, who has been assigned to this case, revoked Jefferson’s bond stating “I have a problem with someone who’s out on bond being re-arrested. … I have a real problem with what’s going on.” As a result of the revoked bond, Jefferson had to report to jail.
Jefferson was accused of a battery following a preseason bar fight near the LSU campus. The authorities have accused Jefferson of beating a man. Jefferson has been playing in the Canadian Football League, but his lawyer stated that he no longer plays.
Jefferson reported to a Louisiana jail on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football team during the summer of 2012 after having failed a drug test. Mathieu’s father stated that Mathieu went to a rehabilitation center and had plans to rejoin the LSU football team and play football some time in 2013. However, with this new arrest it remains to be seen if that will happen.
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