Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged for alleged fight with security guard
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged by Florida prosecutors for allegedly attacking a security guard in May.
Ryan O’Halloran, Jags beat-writer for the Florida Times-Union, tweeted a statement on Tuesday from the State Attorney’s Office: “Based on the facts and the law, State cannot establish the charge beyond and to the exclusion of reasonable doubt.”
The security guard had initially accused Jones-Drew, 28, of attacking him on May 25 in St. Augustine, Fla., at a marina-resort called The Conch House. The lawyer for the security guard e-mailed the Florida Times-Union in May to describe the incident:
“Maurice Jones-Drew viciously attacked and severely injured Conch House’s security officer, Kasim Howard, 31, of St. Augustine. At the time Mr. Jones-Drew attacked him, Mr. Howard was attempting to protect several female patrons from harassment by members of Mr. Jones-Drew’s entourage. As a result of this attack, Mr. Howard suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries. He was hospitalized, later released and is recovering at home.”
With the possibility of legal troubles now behind him, the thee-time Pro Bowler, who has played in just five games since December 2011, said his foot “feels great” after recent surgery and plans to be ready for training camp next month.