Jefferson Pleads Innocent - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jefferson Pleads Innocent

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney for former LSU quarterback

Jordan Jefferson has entered a plea of innocent on Jefferson's

behalf to a charge of misdemeanor simple battery that stems from an

Aug. 19 fight outside a Baton Rouge bar.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jefferson Sept.

28, accusing him of simple battery on Andrew Lowery. Lowery's

attorney, Michael Bienvenu, has said Lowery suffered a fractured

jaw and was kicked unconscious.

The Advocate reports Jefferson's

attorney, Lance Unglesby, entered the plea Thursday at an

arraignment hearing. Unglesby says Jefferson was not required to

appear.

The next hearing in the case is May 10.

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