Maurice Jones-Drew hasn’t played football in months, but he has thrown a perfect stiff arm to the St. Augustine Police Department.
Despite a report that Jones-Drew would meet with authorities regarding an incident that resulted in an alleged Memorial Day weekend assault of a security officer, Jones-Drew never showed, according to Sheldon Gardner of the Florida Times-Union. Police have forwarded the case to prosecutors for a decision as to whether Jones-Drew will be charged with battery.
The lawyer representing the security officer has claimed that video evidence and eyewitnesses will prove that Jones-Drew is guilty.
While Jones-Drew’s constitutional rights permit him to refrain from cooperating, the filing of charges becomes more likely if Jones-Drew opts not to provide evidence that at a minimum casts reasonable doubt on the allegations — especially if the video evidence shows what the security officer’s lawyer claims it shows.
Of course, if the video evidence is indeed conclusive, there’s nothing Jones-Drew can say to change it. Which could be why he has decided to remain silent.