LSU quarterback and linebacker suspended indefinitely

Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns (Source:
Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns (Source:

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns have been suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team.

"Jordan and Josh have been suspended indefinitely," Miles said. "We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident.

Miles said no timetable has been set on the suspension.

"As sad as this incident is, it's important that we learn from this and that we take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us. It's time for us to come together as a team and focus on what we are here to do."

Jefferson and Johns turned themselves into police after warrants were issued for their arrests Friday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns each face a felony charge of second-degree battery.

A second-degree battery charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine up to $2,000.

Jefferson and Johns are two of four LSU football players implicated in a fight outside a bar near campus. The other two players have not been charged.

A woman who claims to have witnessed the fight told police she saw Jefferson kick a man in his face during the fight, according to an initial police report released Thursday.

The report by the Baton Rouge Police Department stated officers responded to a 911 call about a fight in progress outside Shady's Bar on E. Boyd Drive in Baton Rouge around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.

In the report, the responding officer said no one was fighting when he arrived, but there was a crowd of people standing outside the bar.