LSU suspends QB, linebacker
By SPORTS NETWORK
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns indefinitely after both were asked to turn themselves in to police on Friday in connection with a bar fight last weekend.
Head coach Les Miles gave no timetable for a potential return for the players.
"We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident," Miles said in a statement Friday.
"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."
The arrest warrants issued Friday reportedly accuse each player of a felony charge of second-degree battery.
Baton Rouge police investigated a fight in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 19 outside Shady's Bar near the campus of LSU. In addition to Jefferson and Johns, receiver Jarvis Landry and lineman Chris Davenport were asked to give statements to police.
According to the initial police statement, the fight started after an individual blew his horn to move a crowd out of his way in the parking lot.