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Police: "Good chance" of arrests in fight near bar

Posted: Updated: Aug 23, 2011 04:15 PM CDT
Jordan Jefferson (r) and Jarvis Landry leaving the meeting with police. Jordan Jefferson (r) and Jarvis Landry leaving the meeting with police.
Josh Johns steps into an SUV following the meeting with BRPD. Josh Johns steps into an SUV following the meeting with BRPD.
Chris Davenport walks to the parking lot after meeting with investigators. Chris Davenport walks to the parking lot after meeting with investigators.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A police spokesman said there is a "good chance" there will be arrests in the case of a fight that allegedly involved several LSU football players.

Sgt. Don Stone with the Baton Rouge Police Department said investigators continue on a "fact-finding mission." Police Chief Dewayne White added the case is "far from over" and more LSU football players will be questioned. 

The chief said four young men who are not on the team were injured in the fight. He said one of them suffered three fractured vertebrae. A second person had contusions on his head, hand and nose. White said his department is seeking a professional opinion about how the second young man's hand injuries likely occurred. He indicated the damage might have come from self defense.

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, WR Jarvis Landry, LB Josh Johns, OT Chris Davenport and their attorney met with investigators of the Baton Rouge Police Department for a several hours Tuesday morning.

Police said all four players were read their rights and then interviewed separately. The brawl happened early last Friday morning outside Shady's Bar near the LSU campus.

According to attorney Nathan Fisher, all four of the players who met with police Tuesday cried once they realized the new spotlight they are now in.

"They are scared to death," Fisher said. "They are not accustomed to this kind of thing. It is really upsetting to these young people."

"There are no arrest warrants. There were no suggestions that you have to turn yourself in later out of the pervue of the press. We said what we had to say, did what we had to do, gave some evidence that we had to give, that we were prepared to give on such short notice. We will still continue to investigate, as I'm sure the police will continue to investigate," he added. 

Police said there is surveillance video from the area on the night of the fight, but the alleged fight was not captured on video.

The police interviews with the players Tuesday took place at the Baton Rouge Police Department Violent Crimes Unit, which is located within the Louisiana State Police Headquarters.


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