Nearly a year after the criminal case against former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was dismissed in relation to an alleged incident at a bar in St. Augustine, Fla., a civil lawsuit has been filed against Jones-Drew seeking damages.
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, Kasim Howard, a bouncer at the Conch House Restaurant where the incident took place, is suing Jones-Drew for causing injury and severe emotional distress.
Per the filing, Howard is seeking a judgement due to “pain and suffering, loss of capacity of for enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical expenses (past and future), inability to perform his work as a professional boxer, mental and emotional pain, humiliation, inconvenience, lost wages, legal expenses and other general and specific damages.”
Jones-Drew allegedly punched Howard after the bouncer attempted to remove an intoxicated patron, and member of Jones-Drew’s group, from the restaurant. Howard says he suffered “contusions, loss of consciousness, a concussion and a herniated disc of the spine” from the attack. He is seeking a jury trial and an award of punitive and compensatory damages for the incident.
Jones-Drew signed with the Oakland Raiders this offseason.