Jefferson Keeping His Eyes on Prize - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jefferson Keeping His Eyes on Prize

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jordan Jefferson says his goal remains

to be LSU's starting quarterback and that he has learned a lot from

his recent arrest and four-game suspension that stemmed from an

August bar fight.

LSU allowed Jefferson to speak to reporters on Monday night for

the first time since the Aug. 19 fight in the parking lot of a bar

near campus.

Jefferson was reinstated last Wednesday after a grand jury

reduced his felony charge to a misdemeanor. He played in last

Saturday's home game against Kentucky, scoring a touchdown on a

1-yard, fourth-down sneak.

Jefferson says his status as a local celebrity played a role in

his legal trouble, but the quarterback also says he knows he put

himself in a bad situation by remaining at the bar during the

fight.

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