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Despite conflicting reports of what went on at the LSU football bar fight, Baton Rouge police have acquired arrest warrants for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns.
Suspended from play until further notice, both are now facing felony second degree battery charges and are accused of beating a man with the help of fellow LSU football players Chris Davenport and Jarvis Landry.
One witness also claims that Jefferson kicked the victim in the head.
Earlier this week, police obtained a search warrant to confiscate DNA samples and 50 pairs of shoes from Jordan Jefferson's apartment so that they could match blood samples and a footprint left on the victim's shirt.
While it's possible that police found something of interest, it's also likely that they wished to collect evidence prior to alerting Jefferson to his impending arrest.
It's also important to note that an arrest does not necessarily mean that Jordan Jefferson and Joshua Johns will be prosecuted.
Police are still interviewing witnesses, and the Associated Press reports that there are some conflicting stories about whether the victim, Andrew Lowery, started the fight.
Lowery told police that he was trying to help a man who had been pulled from a pickup truck by the LSU football players, but, according to the AP, two bar employees say that the fighting between the players and Lowery had already started when the truck pulled up.
They also allege that Lowery threw the first punch.
Until these employees and the rest of the players are interviewed, city attorneys won't be able to affirmatively decide whether to prosecute Jordan Jefferson and any other LSU football players.
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