Jefferson charged, suspended indefinitely

by Leslie Turk

LSU QB Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns were charged with felony second-degree battery Friday.

Visions of Ryan Perrilloux must be dancing in Les Miles' head.

The Tigers' starting quarterback, senior Jordan Jefferson, and reserve linebacker Josh Johns, a sophomore, turned themselves in to Baton Rouge police Friday after being charged with felony second-degree battery. Miles issued indefinite suspensions for both shortly after.

The two were involved in a bar fight Aug. 19 at Shady's bar in Baton Rouge.

Jefferson and Johns have been implicated with teammates Chris Davenport and Jarvis Landry in the fight that left one person seriously injured. Three others were also injured. The Advocate reported that the arrest warrants accuse Jefferson and Johns of kicking a man while he was lying on the ground and the warrant claims the man who was kicked suffered "extreme physical pain and unconsciousness."

Without Jefferson, Jarrett Lee will start at quarterback for the season opener Sept. 3 against Oregon in the Cowboys Classic in Arlinton's Cowboys Stadium.

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