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Report: Jones-Drew not charged yet with battery, may never be


Contrary to a report appearing earlier today in TMZ, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has not been charged with battery.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that formal charges have not yet been filed against Jones-Drew, and that formal charges may not be filed against Jones-Drew.

He’s not getting arrested,” an unnamed source told O’Halloran regarding Jones-Drew.

TMZ reported earlier today that Jones-Drew already has been charged with striking a security guard.

Whatever the situation, the Jaguars have issued the perfunctory non-statement statement.  “We are aware of the situation regarding Maurice Jones-Drew and are in the process of gathering more information,” the team said.  “Due to this being a legal matter, we’ll have no further comment at this time.”

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27 Responses to “Report: Jones-Drew not charged yet with battery, may never be”
  1. reignjc says: May 28, 2013 3:40 PM

    innocent until proven guilty

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: May 28, 2013 3:45 PM

    Report: One thing.

    Report: The other.

    I love it. I tell ya though, this site is what it says it is, in the end. Pro football talk.

  3. dnelson21 says: May 28, 2013 3:45 PM

    You mean that there is a chance TMZ didn’t try to report it so quick that they didn’t check all their facts! No way a bouncer named “Hillbilly” presses charges against a millionaire without 100% proof. Did he catch his face just before getting KO’d, or was he just the only name he knew? My goodness, I’m shocked.

  4. *Legion* says: May 28, 2013 3:45 PM

    Five bucks says it’s one of those games-of-telephone situations where it’s the friend of MJD who did the punching and gets charged, but when the whispers of the story started leaking out, “friend of MJD” morphed into just “MJD”.

  5. vicnocal says: May 28, 2013 3:51 PM

    I don’t know what happened, but I do know a lot of security/bouncer guys are major league power-tripping A-holes. Maybe the guy had it coming.

    A lot of posters on this site seem to have an almost sheep-like obedience to authority figures and whenever they hear a story like this they automatically assume that there’s no way the security guy could’ve been in the wrong.

  6. punkyqb says: May 28, 2013 3:52 PM

    I’ll bet Cutler never hit a security guard but there’s one big difference the two of them!!

  7. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2013 3:56 PM

    Investigators determined that he was just too cute to be a possible criminal.

  8. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 28, 2013 3:57 PM

    It’s getting so that you can’t trust TMZ anymore.

  9. allidoiswin55 says: May 28, 2013 4:00 PM

    Hrs always seemed like a very likable guy, if this is true then he deserves all that comes his way including suspension. You can not physically assault someone and get off Scott free without penalty.

    You loose your cool even for a second, doesn’t make you the devil, but you certainly deserve the punishment. Punishment is key to get people to stop from repeating stuff like this.

    Hope he’s found innocent, but I fully expect a hefty punishment if he’s guilty.

  10. ctiggs says: May 28, 2013 4:03 PM

    The Media Report.

    The Police Report.

    The Truth.

  11. thefox61 says: May 28, 2013 4:04 PM

    So, did he have a charged battery or not?!?

  12. lilrob10201 says: May 28, 2013 4:04 PM

    Does it really matter who puts out the report first ?Why not just release it when it is actually official ?

  13. jjrs89 says: May 28, 2013 4:05 PM

    You guys really need to do a better job of reporting and checking your resources. I come here for news and have supported this site for many years but it’s getting very embarrasing lately with these stories that conflict the previous ones. I’m sure MJD isn’t really going to want to do those interviews either with you putting his name out there falsely like this.

  14. larryboodry says: May 28, 2013 4:06 PM

    If he is found to be innocent, great, but maybe he needs a better class of friends.

  15. pjamdragon says: May 28, 2013 4:26 PM

    Football players & security guards…
    HGH + steroids + testosterone + low IQ = good times LOL

  16. Magyver says: May 28, 2013 4:41 PM

    The fact remains that many security guards routinely assault patrons, and it may not be against the law to defend a patron from a security guard’s assault.

  17. zaggs says: May 28, 2013 4:43 PM

    2 hours before this post TMZ updated their post saying he hadn’t been charged and the PD screwed up.

  18. thesteelers says: May 28, 2013 4:44 PM

    This is why we didn’t draft him.

  19. tiggerblood says: May 28, 2013 4:45 PM

    Please get this man outta Jacksonville! Seriously he’s too good of a running back to wallow on a team that has no hope by the time his career is through. I’m a Bengals fan and I was so happy for Corey Dillon when he went to NE and won a super bowl. If the front office in NE would have paid him the money he deserved the Patriots would’ve had the type of back they needed to win the 1st super bowl against the Giants.

  20. gbpxlvi says: May 28, 2013 4:58 PM

    Well that escalated quickly

  21. mackcarrington says: May 28, 2013 5:18 PM

    All of the sanctimonious posters bashing on Drew:


  22. stairwayto7 says: May 28, 2013 5:22 PM

    No arrest.. that’s a 4 game suspension commish!

  23. christine5014 says: May 28, 2013 5:27 PM

    No one knows what the heck is going on.. but MJD has never been in trouble his entire time in Jax. He’s a smart guy.. for him to just punch the guy and leave after he just got through defending Blackmon for stupidity.

    I’m listening to the local sports talk radio and they are looking at police report and read that “a customer on the deck is the one that stated it was maurice jones-drew”.. not “Hillbilly”.. sounds like a bunch of drunkards and someone just wanted to throw out that it was MJD and get their 10 minutes of fame. I could be wrong but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

  24. thebluecoconuts says: May 28, 2013 5:50 PM

    Five bucks says it’s one of those games-of-telephone situations where it’s the friend of MJD who did the punching and gets charged, but when the whispers of the story started leaking out, “friend of MJD” morphed into just “MJD”.


    Just $5.00, that’s all you got on it?
    Shoot, I got a $50.00 bill on that baby!

  25. emma333 says: May 28, 2013 6:01 PM

    This is where media/sports media/ entertainment media have it wrong. There was a police report. A witness on the dock said MJD did it…The team is being criticized for making a “perfunctory non-statement statement. Well, yeah… this is being investigated, the more it looks like nothing. What was the team supposed to do?

  26. BigVinnyInJax says: May 28, 2013 7:18 PM

    A: The Conch House is a nice restaurant, not some sleazy nightclub in downtown Jax.

    B: MoJo is an arrogant prima donna millionaire who has again proven that the privileged don’t have to answer for their crimes.

    C: The security guard was paid off and/or threatened Ray Lewis style.

    D: The Jaguars would cut ties with this assclown if they had even a shadow of another option at RB. They do not.

  27. GenXJay says: May 28, 2013 7:21 PM

    Was the security guard gay?
    Does MJD believe in same sex unions?

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