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Another lawyer says video proves Jones-Drew’s guilty

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A lawyer representing the man whom Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew allegedly punched last weekend has taken a public shot at Jones-Drew.

Is there an echo in here?

Actually, the first lawyer who sounded off on the situation, Greg Anderson, represents not Kasim Howard, a security worker at the Conch House in St. Augustine, but the Conch House itself.  Now, Howard has his own lawyer, who has issued a statement declaring that the video evidence proves Jones-Drew cold-cocked (which comes in at No. 3 on my all-time favorite word list) Howard.

“Thus far, according to press releases, Mr. Jones-Drew has denied attacking Mr. Howard at the Conch House,” attorney Patrick Canan said, via the St. Augustine Record.  “Thankfully, the Conch House has an extensive video surveillance system.  The altercation and immediate flight from the scene were captured on two separate video cameras.”

It means that, even if Jones-Drew isn’t prosecuted, he’ll be facing a civil lawsuit.  Unlike most guys who go around allegedly sucker punching people in bars, Jones-Drew has the money to pay off a verdict.  Which makes him an obvious target.

“The Canan Law Firm has now been retained to protect Mr. Howard’s interest as a victim of a crime,” Canan said.  “I understand from press releases that Mr. Jones-Drew is cooperating with law enforcement.  I am hopeful that his cooperation includes a truthful admission in which he takes responsibility for his actions.”

Sure.  Because that always happens.

Jones-Drew was scheduled to meet with police on Friday.  If Canan’s allegations are accurate, Jones-Drew may have to dust off the “it wasn’t me” defense.

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35 Responses to “Another lawyer says video proves Jones-Drew’s guilty”
  1. norseyapper says: Jun 1, 2013 10:03 AM

    How do you ” dust off the “it wasn’t me” defense” when they have you on two video cameras?
    I know his lawyer at first said he wasn’t even there but at this point that sounds really weak.

  2. thenew013 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:06 AM

    I kinda wanna see the video. more for entertainment purposes. i mean its hard to confuse the jacksonville legend mjd with some ordinary guy.

  3. emma333 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    Well one thing is sure, one side is probably going to have to repeat the old Richard Pryor line, “Who are you going to believe, me, or your lying eyes”.

  4. nyjagsfan says: Jun 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    Say it ain’t so, Mo!

  5. thesteelers says: Jun 1, 2013 10:13 AM

    We laugh at MDJ and shame him and his family by throwing eggs and tomatoes at them.

  6. 23chameleons says: Jun 1, 2013 10:18 AM

    Time for the Chewbacca defense, MJD.

  7. FinFan68 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    If there is video that shows mjd hitting a guy there is no reason to talk to him other than officially charging him. It’s different if the other guy swung first but that has not been claimed. Mjd just said he didn’t hit anybody. If video proves otherwise then anything he says is not credible

  8. chut26 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:26 AM

    If the glove don’t fit you must acquit

  9. emma333 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:36 AM

    The initial report said that the bouncer had MJD’s friend in a headlock. The defense could have been that he was protecting his friend, especially if the video had shown that. The problem is that the agent denied ANY involvement. Now, all credibility will be lost when the video is released. First the holdout, now this…very disappointed, as a Jaguars fan.

  10. billyjaguar says: Jun 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    I bet he pays this guy 150k and still rushes for over 1000 yards next season.

  11. andrewsteindione says: Jun 1, 2013 10:44 AM

    If there are two videos showing MJD committing the act, why are police and DA not pursuing criminal charges? Sorry, doesn’t add up.

  12. gohawks89 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    its probably Pete carrolls fault

  13. lagg1 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:51 AM

    An assault charge maybe looming-that would be bad.

  14. noodlecbs says: Jun 1, 2013 10:52 AM

    Napoleon Complex

  15. deadeye says: Jun 1, 2013 10:55 AM

    Fantasy Football owners, time to trade MJD. Something tells me his playing days are going to be curtailed.

  16. tooz72 says: Jun 1, 2013 10:56 AM

    lock him up. lock them all up

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 1, 2013 11:00 AM

    “thesteelers says:
    We laugh at MDJ and shame him and his family by throwing eggs and tomatoes at them.”
    __________________

    Hopefully then you’re throwing rocks at Big Ben the rapist’s family.

  18. r81ders says: Jun 1, 2013 11:04 AM

    MJD gets what he deserves his big head finally fell off.

  19. cobibones13 says: Jun 1, 2013 11:09 AM

    If you’re getting knocked out cold by a guy who’s 5 and a half feet tall, maybe you shouldn’t be putting people in headlocks. Bouncer’s should try and diffuse a situation instead of trying to take on people.

    This accuser also sued police claiming police brutality when he was arrested for fighting with someone else in the past.

    Looks like he started a fight with MJD or someone in his group of friends and now is trying to sue them. His attorney is now pretending he has spinal injuries from MJD punching him once in the face???? I guess MJD really is pocket hercules, lol.

    If the video evidence isn’t 100% clear who threw what punch one of his friends will say they did it, cause they probably did. End of frivolous lawsuit. If you’re a bouncer it’s your fault if you get knocked out like a punk. Find a different job.

    For those that are thinking the worst of MJD, what do you believe? Just out of nowhere MJD runs up to a guy and punches him out, then runs away with nothing being said before or after? Yeah that happens all the time in real life. Other guy was a former boxer, cried wolf about police brutality, has a criminal record, and beats up on drunk people as a bouncer for a living. I’ll take MJD’s side, who still has a clean record.

  20. DonkeyStick says: Jun 1, 2013 11:13 AM

    Let me guess….another lawyer looks at it tomorrow and post is titled;

    “Third lawyer says video proves Jones-Drew’s not guilty.”

  21. painsyndicate says: Jun 1, 2013 11:14 AM

    What else would you expect from these people?

  22. germanstingray says: Jun 1, 2013 11:24 AM

    Time for MJD to write a check before this gets completely out of control. He must not realize that his wealth and his behavior make him a target.

  23. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Jun 1, 2013 11:43 AM

    Bouncers always act like they are billy bad ass. He was probably running his mouth, being a tool, and instigating. He wasn’t expecting to get punched and now he’s acting like a little girl. Man up.

  24. bigpap says: Jun 1, 2013 11:44 AM

    “The Canan Law Firm has now been retained to protect Mr. Howard’s interest as a victim of a crime,” Canan said. “I understand from press releases that Mr. Jones-Drew is cooperating with law enforcement. I am hopeful that his cooperation includes a truthful admission in which he takes responsibility for his actions.”

    the lawyer forgot to add “so we can sue him for a lot of money!”

  25. titansbro says: Jun 1, 2013 11:54 AM

    I may take the lawyer for the bouncers statement with a grain of salt but the club itself has every reason to sweep this under the rug since MJD is a local celebrity. Instead they are corroborating the statement.

  26. fruitcovejag says: Jun 1, 2013 12:16 PM

    I’m just glad that MJD got a cheap shot in and ran. Kasim Howard would have whipped that a–!

  27. fruitcovejag says: Jun 1, 2013 12:21 PM

    Cobibones13=not very bright

  28. cobibones13 says: Jun 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    fruitcovejag says:
    Jun 1, 2013 12:16 PM
    I’m just glad that MJD got a cheap shot in and ran. Kasim Howard would have whipped that a–!

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    fruitcovejag says:
    Jun 1, 2013 12:21 PM
    Cobibones13=not very bright

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    yeah, you seem like you went to Harvard. MJD or 1 of his friends broke that punks jaw with 1 punch. Obviously he ain’t as tough as he thought he was.

    MJD just have a tiny reach(arm length). If Howard got knocked out cold by him with the height and reach advantage being ridiculous, he deserved it. He must have been a crap boxer.

  29. socalskinsfan21 says: Jun 1, 2013 12:52 PM

    @bluntsmokinskinsfan took the words right out of my mouth.

  30. green41563 says: Jun 1, 2013 1:33 PM

    “Unlike most guys who go around allegedly sucker punching people in bars, Jones-Drew has the money to pay off a verdict.”
    _________________________________

    He’s also a guy who plays in the NFL, so he’s probably got about $800 in the bank.

  31. japmen says: Jun 1, 2013 2:25 PM

    How many muscular midgets would be swinging on a guy at that bar? MJD may have to think of another excuse.

  32. bugorfeature says: Jun 1, 2013 2:42 PM

    How do you know a lawyer is lying? He’s talking.

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    May be the only time in history where a failed boxer got rich due to having poor reflexes and a glass jaw.

  34. thetooloftools says: Jun 1, 2013 4:57 PM

    Dem camera’s lyin’ What… What… I didn’t do nottin’ man. I be stittin’ dare minded my own bidness, when dis punk azz waiter dude starts disrespecting one of my boyz who is with his 8itch. we all didn’t do nuttin. He must have fell or something.
    you know what i’m sayin?”

    We have never heard this story before MJD.

  35. bigbuc419 says: Jun 1, 2013 5:20 PM

    It’s on YouTube, look for yourself and make your on decision if he cold clocked him

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