Earlier this week news broke of a pending investigation involving Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and his alleged involvement in a scuffle with a bouncer at the Conch House in St. Augustine, but as the investigation has gone on both sides have very different stories of what actually happened last Sunday.
Following the release of the story, Jones-Drew’s agent and his lawyer both came out and maintained his innocence in the case and said that he was fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation of the incident. Jones-Drew’s agent, Adisa Bakari, went as far as to say that he was not even present when the incident occurred. Jones-Drew and his lawyers have absolutely nothing to gain by lying about his involvement, but if you have heard what the lawyers representing the bouncer who was hit have said it is clear that somebody is not telling the truth.
According to Gregory Anderson and Patrick Canan, who are representing the bouncer Kasim Howard, there is video from the restaurant that shows Jones-Drew hitting Howard. It remains unclear what the video actually shows however, because the police have yet to release it. While Anderson and Canan have both released strong statements in support of their client, the fact that Jones-Drew has yet to be officially charged may suggest that the video is not as damning as they have made it out to be.
The stories coming from both sides simply do not add up, but if it were to be discovered that Jones-Drew is lying about his involvement it would certainly give him more trouble than if he would have just owned up to the incident immediately. Unfortunately, resolution in this case is not likely to come until next week, so we will have to wait and see which side is being less than truthful.
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