Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly striking a security guard in the face at the Conch House bar and restaurant in St. Augustine, Fla. on Sunday.
According to the police report, a friend of Jones-Drew put his hands on a security guard after being warned to stop touching a young woman. An alleged scuffle ensued wherein the security guard — who goes by the nickname “Hillbilly” in the police report — put the friend in a headlock. At that point, Jones-Drew allegedly knocked the security guard out with a closed fist to the cheek.
Doctors found contusions and a bone bruise but no broken bones in Hillbilly's swollen jaw.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Maurice Jones-Drew and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Jaguars said in a statement to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. “Due to this being a legal matter, we'll have no further comment at this time.”
It’s another regrettable incident for the Jags this spring. Just a month ago, star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
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