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LSU Players Surrender To Police, Suspended Indefinitely

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LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns are going to follow the advice of their attorney Nathan Fisher and turn themselves into police.

Police had issued arrest warrants charging Jefferson and Johns with second-degree battery for a bar fight that injured four people last week. LSU promptly suspended Jefferson and Johns indefinitely, the school announced.

Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Stone said in a statement today that investigators contacted Fisher and LSU coach Les Miles, asking for the players to turn themselves in. Jefferson and Johns face felony charges for their alleged roles in a fight outside Shady’s bar in Baton Rouge on Aug. 19.

A police report says a 19-year-old woman named Victoria Long witnessed several LSU players beating one of the alleged victims and saw Jefferson kick that man in the face.

Four people were treated and released at a hospital in the hours after the fight, and police have said one person had three fractured vertebrae, injuries serious enough to warrant felony charges.

Coach Miles released the following statement to the media:

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.

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