Jags, Jones-Drew discuss his off-field incident

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Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has yet to talk to police regarding the incident that still could result in battery charges.  He has, however, spoken to his employer.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Jones-Drew talked late last week by phone with coach Gus Bradley and G.M. Dave Caldwell about the allegations.

NFL Network had reported that Jones-Drew would meet with police on Friday, May 31.  Jones-Drew’s lawyer has since said no meeting ever was scheduled.

Regardless, if there’s clear video evidence of MJD dropping the security guard at the Conch House in St. Augustine like a sack of Soda Popinski, it won’t matter whether MJD says anything to the cops.

Jones-Drew most likely would not be subject to any league discipline until the criminal case is resolved with some finding that he did something he shouldn’t have done.

It’s unclear whether the incident will affect Jones-Drew’s future with the team.  Caldwell previously told PFT Live that the team won’t address Jones-Drew’s long-term status until after the season, when his current contract expires.

Between last year’s holdout and this year’s distraction (regardless of his guilt or innocence), it could take a huge year from Jones-Drew to persuade the Jaguars to continue the relationship into 2014.

9 responses to “Jags, Jones-Drew discuss his off-field incident

  1. It’s really easy to say “should have traded the dude”, but the fact is you’ve got to have a trading partner…and who was going to give the Jags any thing remotely close to value for MJD last year when he was holding out for a new deal or now after missing 10 games with a foot injury?

  2. MJD: Wasn’t me
    Jags: I hear what you’re saying, but there is video of a short muscular guy that looks exactly like you.
    MJD: Must have been Darren Sproles

  3. They could have gotten 2 3’s for him last summer. And if they would have traded him, that team would have known his contract status and had something lined up. Similar to what Seattle did w/ Harvin this offseason.

  4. Is there a particular reason he and the police haven’t met yet, outside of his being “somebody”? If the alleged aggressor had been you or me, we’d have had a visit from Detective Unfriendly no later than the morning after the incident.

  5. Blah, blah, blah… Class 3 misdemeanor ends up getting him a $500 fine and probation. Why do you keep making this sound like he killed someone?

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