Civil Suit Filed Against Jefferson And Johns Over Bar Fight
Former LSU football player Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns are now facing a civil suit in connection with a bar fight that happened in August of 2011. Four men alleged that Jefferson and Johns attacked them while they were in the parking lot of Shady's Bar in Baton Rouge last summer.
Jordan Jefferson's attorney Lewis Unglesby says he believes the plantiffs are just trying to make a buck. Baton Rouge attorney Michael Beinvenu is representing the plantiffs, but has made no statement to the press about the civil case.
Jordan Jefferson, LSU's former quarterback and Josh Johns turned themselves after the alleged fight in the bar's parking lot. The charges at that time against them were for felony charges of second degree battery. Later on, a jury said that Jefferson and Josh Johns would not have to face felony charges for their roles in the fight. The Assistant DA in the case says, instead, Jefferson was indicted for simple battery; which is a misdemeanor, while Johns was cleared. At that time, Jefferson & Johns were then reinstated with the team.