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No charges will be filed against MJD in bar incident

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Apparently, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew won’t be much of a distraction to his teammates.

According to Vic Micolucci of WJXT4 in Jacksonville, prosecutors have decided to not file charges against Jones-Drew for an alleged incident at a St. Augustine, Fla., bar.

The lawyer for the security guard who was allegedly assaulted said he had video evidence that showed Jones-Drew was guilty. Apparently it didn’t show enough, as the prosecutors didn’t deem the case worth pursuing.

Now the only question is when he’ll be ready to return to the field, and he told the Florida Times-Union yesterday at his golf tournament his surgically repaired foot “feels great.”

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22 Responses to “No charges will be filed against MJD in bar incident”
  1. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jun 25, 2013 11:21 AM

    Couldn’t the state decide not to prosecute if the witness “decided (or was persuaded)” he didn’t want to press charges?

  2. tjacks7 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:21 AM

    Are you sure? Cause I’ve read articles about charges being filed and arrest warrants being issued here before which have turned out to be inaccurate. (See: Hernandez, Aaron)

  3. mtheparrothead says: Jun 25, 2013 11:22 AM

    Hate on haters.

  4. titansbro says: Jun 25, 2013 11:32 AM

    Civil lawsuit coming. And what up with MJD in that pic? Looking rough bro. Step it up.

  5. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 25, 2013 11:37 AM

    The jaguars are a horrible franchise, Maurice was out drinking to try and forget who he plays for.

  6. ozymandias121 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    What a great legal system we have here in the USA. More criminals should use these cases as precedents. Aren’t all humans created equal? Unless you are famous and have money I guess.

  7. surfinbird1 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:47 AM

    $$$$$$$$$ will do it every time.

  8. thc850 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:48 AM

    ozymandias121
    You dont know what happened OR even seen the video. So commenting that the legal system didn’t work is idiotic to say the least.

  9. mtheparrothead says: Jun 25, 2013 11:49 AM

    Colts win,

    Yet somehow the colts still manage to only win half their games again the jags. Hmmm

  10. jjb0811 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:50 AM

    @ coltswincoltswin

    Colts have bragging rights? Manning the godfather of QB’ing has less rings than Jim Plunkett!

    Oh and w/ 1 SB win, you otta drop your name to just colts win. Unless your talking about having the 1st pick in the draft (x5)

  11. tjacks7 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:50 AM

    jaxbeachjagfan says:
    Jun 25, 2013 11:21 AM
    Couldn’t the state decide not to prosecute if the witness “decided (or was persuaded)” he didn’t want to press charges?

    ——

    Yes. Assuming the testimony of the witness was a major factor in proving MJD guilty. If the video was sufficient evidence to prove MJD guilty, the state could have charged even without the cooperation of the witness.

  12. richndc says: Jun 25, 2013 11:55 AM

    Still says a lot about MJD, sucker punching someone from behind, for “messin’ with his boy”. I guess he is in love…

  13. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jun 25, 2013 12:05 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Jun 25, 2013 11:50 AM
    jaxbeachjagfan says:
    Jun 25, 2013 11:21 AM
    Couldn’t the state decide not to prosecute if the witness “decided (or was persuaded)” he didn’t want to press charges?

    ——

    Yes. Assuming the testimony of the witness was a major factor in proving MJD guilty. If the video was sufficient evidence to prove MJD guilty, the state could have charged even without the cooperation of the witness.

    ——

    Video footage from the restaurant had already been described as “needing enhancement”. I’m sure it was grainy. But if you can’t discern Mojo’s build (5’7″, 240 lbs) swinging on a 6’3″ bouncer who was bent over with another guy in a headlock, then you turn to the victim for ID purposes.

    Means to me Victim decided he didn’t want to ID Mojo ’cause he’s getting paid.

    It’s not like Mojo has ever been involved in a fight in a restaurant (like Denny’s). At least this time it wasn’t some computer nerd, it was a former “pro” boxer turned Bouncer. So that’s real growth.

  14. jerranamo says: Jun 25, 2013 12:42 PM

    It is the prosecutors/state attorneys office that has decided to not pursure charges agaisnt MJD. A lot of people are operating under the assumption that MJD paid the guy some hush money – even if that was true, the prosecutors/state attorneys office still has the security guards original statement against MJD and could subpoena the security guard; putting him on the stand under oath. If the prosecutors really did have sufficient evidence, such as video/witness testimony/etc.. then they would pursue charges.

    MJD can be outspoken but what MJD was being accused for is out of character of him – hes been a good guy in Jacksonville.

  15. shackdelrio says: Jun 25, 2013 12:53 PM

    “ColtsWinColtsWin!! says:
    Jun 25, 2013 11:37 AM
    The jaguars are a horrible franchise, Maurice was out drinking to try and forget who he plays for.”

    Gabbert and the Jags won at Indy last year.

    LOL

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2013 12:54 PM

    Mo is fielding calls from promoters wondering when his foot will be well enough to fight again.

  17. vdogg says: Jun 25, 2013 12:55 PM

    Translation – he wrote a check.

  18. hedleykow says: Jun 25, 2013 1:12 PM

    Sounds like the lawyer is guilty of character assassination. I’d take issue with that if I had MJD’s money.

  19. japmen says: Jun 25, 2013 1:29 PM

    Always good to see the rich criminals get away with it!

  20. noring4youstill says: Jun 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Payoff

  21. briman141 says: Jun 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    I lived in FL for 22 years, lived in the St. Augustine area for about 6, The Conch House is far from a bar. It is an upscale restaurant.

  22. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 25, 2013 2:45 PM

    Thereby proving once again that “celebrity justice” is an oxymoron.

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