Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew Investigated For Alleged Assault

Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew Investigated For Alleged AssaultJacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew is under investigation for battery following an incident at a restaurant where he struck a security guard.


TMZ confirmed that while police initially reported that charges had been filed, they “misrepresented” the situation.

Now, a rep for the S.A.P.D. tells TMZ … they screwed up and “misrepresented” the situation.

According to cops … no charges have been filed against Jones-Drew, however, he IS being investigated for allegedly punching a security guard in the face … and is a “person of interest.”

Cops say Jones-Drew and his attorney are being cooperative with the investigation. After the investigation is complete, we’re told the case will be sent to the State Attorney’s office, which will determine if charges will be filed.

‘Punching a security guard’

The report states Jones-Drew was at The Conch House Marina Resort restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida when security advised a member of his group to stop making contact with a female. Chaos allegedly ensued after the acquaintance got physical with the security guard.

That’s when Jones-Drew reportedly got involved, punching a security guard and causing injuries described as a jaw that was “swollen a great deal and had a large lump.” No broken bones were found in a subsequent hospital trip.

How do you think will this incident affect the NFL career of Maurice Jones-Drew? Feel free to weigh in on his situation.

Source: Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report

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NFL Suspends Jacksonville Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon 4 Games

NFL Suspends Jacksonville Jaguars' Justin Blackmon 4 GamesAccording to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will be suspended for the first four games of the 2013 regular season due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

‘No excuse’

Upon the news of his suspension hitting the wire, Blackmon released a statement, per NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano:

I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and pre-season with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.

‘Substance-related problems’

It is not known at this time what substance Blackmon tested positive for. Under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, the league is not allowed to disclose the specificity of a player’s case or which drug was taken.

This isn’t Blackmon’s first incident with substance-related problems since coming to the NFL. In June of 2012, Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma for DUI, having blown a .24 on the breathalyzer test—three times the legal limit.

Blackmon not only faces missing four games of the 2013 season, but his wallet could take a hurting with this suspension. According to Joel Corry of The National Football Post, Blackmon should lose over $10 million in guarantees from his contract.

What could have been the substance that Justin Blackmon tested positive for? Do you think this will be his last substance-related problem in the NFL?

Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

Image: SB Nation