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Jordan Jefferson Being Sued Over Fight In Baton Rouge Bar

Former LSU Tiger starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson, current linebacker Josh Johns, and the owners of Shady’s bar in Baton Rouge, are all being sued in B.R. civil court by 4 different men.

The plaintiffs (Eric M. Ewen, Jordan M. Wills, Cayne A. Cox and Andrew R. Lowery) claim they were badly injured at the hands of an unprovoked attack by Jefferson and Johns outside Shady’s bar last August.

Jefferson’s attorney Lewis Unglesby, as well as John’s attorney Tommy D’Amico, responded to phone calls from Jim Kleinpeter of the Times-Picayune.

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“How coincidental the lawsuit gets filed right after Jordan signs a pro contract,” Unglesby said. “We’ve said from Day One this was all about taking advantage of Jordan’s success. We hope District Attorney (Hillar) Moore dismisses the criminal complaint based on Lowery’s choice of the civil forum.”

Johns’ attorney, Tommy D’Amico, said he was surprised his client was named in the suit.

“The grand jury heard all of their witnesses, the other witnesses, listened to the evidence and even without the ability of Josh’s attorney to cross examine them, and they still felt there was no evidence to believe Josh Johsn was involved at all,” he Damico said. “For them to still name my client, I’m apalled. It’s a frivilous lawsuit.”

Jefferson and Johns being sued-Times Picayune, nola.com

It should be noted that the incident has already gone thru the Grand Jury process. It was reduced to simple battery against Jefferson, and dropped against Johns. During the process, both Jefferson and Johns were suspended from the LSU football team during the first third of the Tigers 2011 season.

 

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