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Maurice Jones-Drew not charged with battery, yet


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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58 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew not charged with battery, yet”
  1. nwfisch says: May 28, 2013 1:26 PM

    Nothing but class from MJD.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 28, 2013 1:28 PM

    I hope there’s video.

  3. defeetrexryan says: May 28, 2013 1:28 PM

    Awww, did the wittle guy get upset it is???

  4. obnoxiousDCfan says: May 28, 2013 1:28 PM

    No no no..

    *MJD charged car battery.

  5. gcsuk says: May 28, 2013 1:29 PM

    Darn it. I was hoping to read that he had punched out Justin Bieber.

  6. puresickness12 says: May 28, 2013 1:30 PM

    This kind of stuff is GREAT for contract negotiations…

  7. mortimeryoung says: May 28, 2013 1:31 PM

    Police tend to side with the security guard. I sense a self-defense claim. As to this somehow evidencing a lack of class, how long has it been since you’ve dealt with a bouncer? Not exactly the most tactful group of people.

  8. mwatts1 says: May 28, 2013 1:32 PM

    Contract year and this happens? You’re so screwed….

  9. keiteay says: May 28, 2013 1:33 PM

    MJD might have gone a little overboard with this “Pocket Hercules” thing.

  10. bobby2478 says: May 28, 2013 1:33 PM

    I’ll be waiting to place judgement until after more facts are known. Only last year AP was charged with assaulting a police officer and that all turned out to be bogus.

    MJD hasn’t been in trouble before, so not saying that it’s impossible for him to suddenly assault someone, it’s not likely considering his past. But I’ll wait until all the facts come out before I assume he’s either innocent or guilty.

  11. randomguy9999 says: May 28, 2013 1:34 PM

    players blow up their careers constantly…. it’s amazing they can’t control themselves for millions of dollars

  12. wchadwicks says: May 28, 2013 1:35 PM

    This is nothing more than media hype. MJD has no more of a temper or a big mouth than Justin Blackmon has a drinking problem.

  13. skoobyfl says: May 28, 2013 1:36 PM

    He’s learning to keep his head down for the regular season.

  14. fischera50 says: May 28, 2013 1:36 PM

    Reggie Sunday at The Conch House! It’s for lovers not fighters:)

  15. surfinbird1 says: May 28, 2013 1:36 PM

    Damn, what is happening to football. It’s turning into the National Felony League.

  16. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: May 28, 2013 1:38 PM

    Wasn’t there! But how you belittle yourself and not get your own friend off a girl? Instead you cheap shot a guy just doing his job!
    Hope the guys sues your butt, and the NFL suspends you for multiple games!

  17. 49faithful says: May 28, 2013 1:41 PM

    Home town hero no longer.. Please stay in FL and don’t come back to the Bay!

  18. thegame2love says: May 28, 2013 1:41 PM

    Please tell me that he wasn’t at Denny’s. This sounds eeringly similar to the 2006 beat down when another man was beat unconcious in the presence of Maurince “No Disrepect” Jones-Drew.

  19. bobby2478 says: May 28, 2013 1:42 PM

    …how long has it been since you’ve dealt with a bouncer? Not exactly the most tactful group of people.
    I couldn’t agree more. Not ALL bouncers are like that, but plenty of them are. In college it was the job all the football players wanted, as it gave them an excuse to unleash pent up aggression against drunken bar patrons.

    Sometimes the beatings they dished out were well deserved as they were taking on a guy who was as big as they were and was out to fight. Many times they went overboard on a normal sized non-violent drunk kid who’s only crime was being too intoxicated. Lots of cases where they went overboard and hurt people pretty bad, and most of the people who got hurt weren’t picking a fight in the bar and didn’t deserve to get beat down by 4 or more bouncers who are all 6’4″ or taller and weigh about 250 lbs for the smallest ones (larger ones are over 300 lbs). All that against your avg drunk kid who weighs 180 lbs.

  20. cctheis says: May 28, 2013 1:46 PM

    Bet ya the Jags wouldn’t have to worry about this with Tebow!

  21. lobos539 says: May 28, 2013 1:47 PM

    What an idiot!

  22. tvguy22 says: May 28, 2013 1:47 PM

    Wow, an incident with a member of the posse? That’s really unusual.


  23. spideysdog says: May 28, 2013 1:50 PM

    “unconscious”? well, at least he got his money’s worth.

    heard the bouncer had an obnoxious stache, and Mighty Mouse mistook him for Kahn. wrong place wring time for the bouncer.

  24. tigers182 says: May 28, 2013 1:51 PM

    How soon until trading cards have the players arrest stats on it?

  25. golfongrass311 says: May 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    lets me guess that Bouncer went as a UNFA last year….
    who cares, i’m sure he had that punch coming to him. how many dudes has that bouncer Cblocked? good job MJD

  26. joejags28 says: May 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    Actually it looks like he has not been charged yet…….the police dept in St. Augustine has just asked him to come down to tell his side of the story. No charges as of yet. This may or may not be anything at all. Have to wait to find out more.

  27. pirate472 says: May 28, 2013 1:54 PM

    If you get past the idea that these guys are millionares, they are no different from players that brawled in the 1930’s & 40’s. I’m sure the likes of “Bronko” Nagurski punched out their share of palookas!

  28. itsfootballbaby says: May 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    The security guard must have been pretty short if MJD could reach his face.

  29. sickoe47 says: May 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    Tmz will have a video no doubt and the truth will come out.

  30. mortimeryoung says: May 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    Well it had to have been an uppercut!

  31. remyje says: May 28, 2013 2:01 PM

    Video or it didn’t happen

  32. trollaikman8 says: May 28, 2013 2:01 PM

    Was the security guard Shawn Merriman?

    Because I think we’ve all seen video of this assault.

  33. mobuccsfan says: May 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    I agree…wait and see the facts but I can’t say I’m surprised anymore by anyone of these guys getting into trouble. Arrest stats on trading cards? lol I found that comment funny. Titus Young and Cliff Harris would be like hitting the jackpot for a really nice autographed card of someone like Brady, Manning, Elway, Montana, etc back when they started doing autos. Now they are done so much along with jersey cards and other inserts, they really aren’t that special or valuable. Anyways, this would be kind of funny.

  34. voiceofrealism says: May 28, 2013 2:04 PM

    That’s one bouncer that should be looking for a new career today.

  35. bookofelisha10 says: May 28, 2013 2:08 PM

    anyone check jay cutlers twitter yet? cutler just misses all the gold opps for some tweeting revenge.. lol

    stay classy mjd

  36. keiteay says: May 28, 2013 2:12 PM

    cctheis says: May 28, 2013 1:46 PM

    Bet ya the Jags wouldn’t have to worry about this with Tebow!

    Lol, Gator players were getting arrested left and right when Tebow was there.

  37. mz1394 says: May 28, 2013 2:13 PM

    Was the security person named shawne merriman?

  38. hedleykow says: May 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Good security – one punch and out like a light.

  39. tutamus says: May 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    If the security cameras have the right angle it probably looked like live action Mike Tyson’s Punch out.

  40. packh8er says: May 28, 2013 2:16 PM

    What kind of diner is this that has it’s own security force??

  41. larryboodry says: May 28, 2013 2:18 PM

    MJD’s friend sounds like a real POS, and yet MJD would rather stick up for him than for a woman being groped against her will? And then he decks someone who was trying to help her?

    Real class, Maurice.

  42. wgray981 says: May 28, 2013 2:21 PM

    Honestly the NFL needs to start imposing SERIOUS penalties on the players for uncivil conduct. Unbelievable how many of these idiots get arrested.

  43. titansbro says: May 28, 2013 2:30 PM

    Apparently he sucker punched the guard while he was trying to restrain his buddy. Classay!

  44. spooner97 says: May 28, 2013 2:31 PM

    Who knew a non-Detroit Lion could get arrested???

  45. stillers1229 says: May 28, 2013 2:32 PM

    To think I used to like this guy.

  46. 11inthebox says: May 28, 2013 2:36 PM

    If you’re really well paid, then you can avoid this kind of incident by simply locking yourself up in your home and isolating yourself from the world. It’s the only “smart” thing to do. That’s what Michael Jackson did.

    Worked out, too, right?

  47. baltimoresnativeson says: May 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    Duracel or Energizer?

  48. thejuddstir says: May 28, 2013 2:56 PM

    No wonder MJD went out of his way to defend Justin Blackmon…….MJD isn’t the saint that he portrays himself to be. I suppose the media has “blown this out of proportion” too huh MJD.

  49. ryann252013 says: May 28, 2013 3:01 PM

    How soon until trading cards have the players arrest stats on it?

    I’ll trade you my Titus Young for a Rolando McClain and Plaxico Burress card.

  50. lbcoach34 says: May 28, 2013 3:02 PM

    built like the Mike Tyson of the 90s

  51. nobby821 says: May 28, 2013 3:03 PM

    I bet it was more of a run-jump-punch

  52. realfootballfan says: May 28, 2013 3:15 PM

    The Denny’s guy, Merriman, and now this security guard. Don’t mess with MJD.

  53. kingpel says: May 28, 2013 3:30 PM

    If Tim Tebow was the Jags QB, stuff like this wouldnt be happening. I blame Gabbert.

  54. We need Bud Grant says: May 28, 2013 3:35 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician
    May 28, 2013, 12:28 PM CDT
    I hope there’s video.

    No doubt! Who wouldn’t want to see that?!?

  55. reignjc says: May 28, 2013 3:38 PM

    Innoncent until proven guilty

  56. ravenseers says: May 28, 2013 3:39 PM

    How tall was security guard?

  57. 8to80texansblog says: May 28, 2013 3:44 PM

    It must suck to be a Jags fan….

    Constant rumors about your team moving to LA.
    Local blackouts
    Losing home games to London.
    Blackmon’s issues
    Gabbert’s issues
    Now the face of your franchise literally knocks out a security guard….

    Man the hits just keep on coming in Jacksonville,

    Maybe you’ll get Tebow to be the cherry on top…

  58. 13arod says: May 28, 2013 7:23 PM

    8to80texansblog they never had a blackout

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