BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A grand jury has reduced charges against
Jordan Jefferson to a misdemeanor for his involvement in a bar
fight and the quarterback's attorney says his suspension from the
top-ranked Tigers has been lifted.
Jefferson is now charged with simple battery. His attorney,
Lewis Unglesby, says there is no way his client will be convicted
if the case goes to trial.
The grand jury Wednesday also cleared reserve linebacker Josh
Johns of charges.
Jefferson and Johns were arrested and booked with second-degree
battery in the Aug. 19 fight, after which four men sought treatment
Johns' lawyer, Thomas Damico, says his client appeared before
the grand jury for an hour Wednesday morning. Damico says Johns
always maintained he is innocent and there was a case of mistaken