Posted May 28, 2013

Report: Jaguars RB Maurice Jones Drew charged with battery for punching security guard

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Maurice Jones-Drew was charged with battery after punching a security guard at a Florida restaurant. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Maurice Jones-Drew was charged with battery after punching a security guard at a Florida restaurant. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Maurice Jones-Drew was reportedly charged with battery after an altercation with a security guard at a Florida restaurant, according to NBC’s ProFootballTalk:

Police say the incident began when a security guard told a friend of Jones-Drew’s to stop touching a young woman. That led to the friend putting his hands on the security guard, and a fight breaking out.

Jones-Drew punched the security guard who suffered a concussion and a swollen jaw, according to the police report, which was obtained by TMZ:

One of the security guards reportedly put MJD’s friend in a headlock to stop the fight … and that’s when MJD stepped in and clocked the guard. After the incident, the security guard spoke with police — and cops noted that the guy’s jaw was “swollen a great deal and had a large lump on his jaw bone.” The security guard was hospitalized after the incident — and doctors found contusions and a bone bruise, but no broken bones.

Jones-Drew is a three-time Pro Bowler and led the NFL in rushing yards in 2011. He missed a significant portion of the 2012 season with a left foot injury.


9 comments
GT500456
GT500456

What kind of restaurant has a security guard??

AndieRex
AndieRex

Please update this story.  The police department released a statement that MJD has NOT been charged, the investigation is ongoing and he is a "person of interest."  The original press release stating that he had been charged was an error.

larrybradford
larrybradford

Another thug, don't you know it is OK for them to fondle women, it's their right, and no security guard is allowed to stop them. Goodell needs to clear this league of these thugs. Got a record, then you are not allowed. It would straighten up pretty quick IMO....

keithhenig
keithhenig

MJD is not a thug, Larry. He's a high profile athlete and that makes him a target. The fact is, Larry, no arrest has been made. Don't believe everything you read, man.

warechauncey
warechauncey

@larrybradford MJD is not a thug. He made a stupid decision. He should be punished but it not right to simply put the thug label on people when stuff breaks down. He may or may not have been aware of what his friend did and may or not may have been aware of why the altercation between his friend and the guard was taking place. We dont know the size of the party or of MJD proximity to the friend when this happened. Its not smart to jump to conclusions. 

RedNeckerson
RedNeckerson

@warechauncey @larrybradford He did know the guy was a bouncer and employed for the purpose of removing his idiot friend from the place. Maybe he could have taken more intelligent steps than slugging a bouncer whose removing a trouble maker. I'm sure he will be aware of his stupidity when he writes a big check to the bouncer.

DrRobb
DrRobb

@RedNeckerson @warechauncey @larrybradford He's got a police record now, no matter how large the check. Bad decision? Yes. But it began with his choice of "friends". Too many times hangers-on are not friends at all, but use their benefactor to help support their own delusional life-style. MJD needs his agent, parents or guardian to step in and say, hey, dude ... a man is measured by his friends, not his bank account. Too bad it's gonna take a visit to the local court room to get him thinking about it.