Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was made available for a press conference Monday, where he mostly said he wouldn’t talk about the thing anyone wanted to talk about.
Jones-Drew said he was advised by his lawyers to not talk about the recent incident at a St. Augustine bar, which of course is what everyone’s waiting to hear more about.
“It’s a big distraction and I never want to be a distraction to this team,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.
The other thing he won’t be doing this week is practicing, when the Jaguars have a mandatory minicamp.
He still hasn’t been cleared after last year’s foot injury. While he’s apparently in good shape, he said his ankle was stiff from being in a walking boot. He said he expects to be ready to return by training camp, and that it was “upsetting,” that people questioned his ability to return to play at a high level.
But that’s what happens to running backs when they hit a certain age (he’s 28), who have pending legal issues and an uncertain future with their team.