MJD Punch May Have Been Caught On Video
By Nate Woelfel
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was reportedly involved in an incident on Sunday night were he, allegedly, punched a bouncer at a St. Augustine, Fla. restaurant.
Jones-Drew was not formally charged in the aftermath of the occurrence at the Conch House Restaurant and Marina. But, on Thursday, the lawyer of the security guard came public with the assertion that he had video evidence of the Jags’ back punching his client, Kasim Howard.
Gregory Anderson, the legal counsel of the alleged victim, stated in a release to the Florida Times Union that, "Conch House security video captures Mr. Jones-Drew rapidly approaching Mr. Howard from the back-left side and sucker punching him in the jaw. As a result of this attack, Mr. Howard suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries. He was hospitalized, later released and is recovering at home.”
ESPN reports that, the original police report states,” one of Jones-Drew's friends was told to stop touching a woman before he put his hands on Howard, who then put the man in a headlock before Jones-Drew allegedly struck the guard with a closed fist to the cheek.”
Authorities originally claimed that Jones-Drew had been officially charged before rescinding the previous statement.
The veteran tailback out of UCLA appeared in a career-low six games last season. He accumulated 414 rushing yards and one touchdown on just 86 carries.