UPDATE (4:53pm) – ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports that St. Augustine police say that Maurice Jones Drew has not been charged:
And now St. Augustine police say Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has not been charged. So there’s that.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 28, 2013
So, it appears that Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew had a massive Memorial Day Weekend.
The Jaguars’ superstar has been charged with battery after allegedly punching a security guard in the head at the Conch House in St. Augustine, Florida.
According to a report from TMZ, Jones-Drew landed a punch on the security guard’s left cheek, knocking him out with the blow.
The report also indicates that Jones-Drew’s friend was told by security to stop touching a young female. The buddy allegedly “slapped” a security guard on his chest and things obviously escalated from there. One of the security guards reportedly put Jones-Drew’s friend in a headlock to stop the fight and that’s when the Jaguars running back stepped in and threw his hay-maker.
Okay, so those are the details of the situation — at this time. You’re first reaction upon hearing this news might not even include the thought of Jones-Drew actually getting into a fight. In fact, he’s a rugged running back who is simply known for his toughness on the NFL gridiron.
However, security guards are usually big guys, correct?
Well, Jones-Drew is 5-foot-7. That must have been quite the hay-maker.
In all seriousness though, this isn’t a positive situation for Jones-Drew obviously. Maybe, if the Jaguars sign Tim Tebow though, these types of things won’t happen. Just kidding…but seriously, maybe they should consider Tebow.
More details in this situation are sure to come soon enough.
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