Former LSU QB Jordan Jefferson Released From Jail
Wednesday, Jordan Jefferson was released from jail after he pleaded "no contest" Wednesday morning on a simple battery charge from the infamous Shady's bar fight.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says by pleading "no contest" this conviction can't be used against him in a civil case "but otherwise, it had the same effect as the guilty plea and will go down as a conviction just like any other. So he basically plead as charged."
As a result of the plea, Jefferson was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to perform 30 hours of community service. Moore says Judge Chip Moore wants Jefferson to talk with school children:
Judge Moore is really high on people like him in that position to speak to kids and tell them things they're going through and what they've doing wrong and hopefully how to avoid them.
Judge Moore ordered Jefferson to spend Tuesday night in jail after he was arrested while out on bond for the simple battery charge. "Normally, Judge Moore would leave you in jail until you return to court, which for Jefferson would have been December 12," says DA Moore. "However, he came back today and plead to the charge and he had also completed the one condition Judge Moore ordered, and that was to be evaluated by a drug counselor."
The former LSU football player still faces a charge for marijuana possession as a result of his arrest last week.