October 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) before playing against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew Won’t Be Charged With Battery


Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars was involved in an incident back in May where he allegedly sucker-punched a security guard in the face at a restaurant.

After months of waiting for something to happen with the case it turns out Jones-Drew will not be charged at all. The report was first broke by WJXT4′s Vic Micolucci via Facebook:

BREAKING NEWS- Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew following allegations of battery at the Conch House in St. Augustine.

For those of you not up to date on the alleged incident, Rotoworld compiled a nice summary:

Jones-Drew’s agent still says his client was not involved in any verbal or physical altercation. The bouncer’s lawyer insists that’s a lie as he sets up his client for a civil suit/money grab. His statement: “Conch House security video captures Mr. Jones-Drew rapidly approaching Mr. Howard from the back-left side and sucker punching him in the jaw. As a result of this attack, Mr. Howard suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries. … Any fair-minded person watching the video has to conclude that Mr. Jones-Drew initiated an unprovoked attack on Mr. Howard and then literally ran away from the scene.”

We may never know why charges are not being pressed but this is for sure a massive monkey off MJD’s back. He can now turn his attention back to rehabbing the Lisfranc injury in his foot he has been working on all offseason.

Jones-Drew is entering a contract year and finally getting healthy once more. With the off-field issues in the rear view, Jones-Drew could have a massive season.

 

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