LSU QB Jordan Jefferson: "I don't regret anything" - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Jefferson: "I don't regret anything"

Jordan Jefferson answers questions from the media on Oct. 3. Jordan Jefferson answers questions from the media on Oct. 3.
BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) -

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is once again a Tiger, but making no apologies about his recent run-in with the law and temporary dismissal from the team.

Jefferson spoke to the media Monday night. It was the first time he has commented publicly since being charged in a bar fight near campus.

He blamed his status as a celebrity for the incident on Aug. 19.

"You never know how popular you are until a certain situation like that," Jefferson said. "At the time, I was being a college student. I wasn't trying to get myself into trouble. A certain situation happened to me off of my popularity."

A grand jury reduced felony battery charges against the quarterback last week.

Jefferson added he has no regrets about what happened.

"I don't regret anything. God puts people into certain situations for a reason. He's the only person who can control my destiny and the only person who knows my future. I don't regret any of the pain that I've been through. I don't regret anything that happened to me. I don't regret the situation I've been in," he explained.

Jefferson said he did not talk to starting quarterback Jarrett Lee following his arrest. He also stated he did not apologize to his teammates.

"I didn't have to apologize because we all were there," Jefferson said.

Jefferson made his season debut on Saturday, rushing for a touchdown in LSU's 35-7 win over Kentucky.

He said he still hopes to regain the starting role under center for the Tigers.

Copyright 2011 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local SportsMore>>

  • Texas A&M vs LSU: SEC Series Preview

    Texas A&M vs LSU: SEC Series Preview

    LSU will host the Texas A&M Aggies beginning Thursday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

    More >>

    LSU will host the Texas A&M Aggies beginning Thursday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

    More >>
  • Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans past Mavericks 121-118

    Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans past Mavericks 121-118

    Source: Pelicans team websiteSource: Pelicans team website

    Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added 29 points and 16 rebounds in his return from a two-game absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-118 on Wednesday night.

    More >>

    Anthony Davis had 30 points and 13 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added 29 points and 16 rebounds in his return from a two-game absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-118 on Wednesday night.

    More >>
  • Saints re-sign tight end John Phillips

    Saints re-sign tight end John Phillips

    The Saints picked the tight end up off of waivers from the Denver Broncos in week 10 of last season.

    More >>

    The Saints picked the tight end up off of waivers from the Denver Broncos in week 10 of last season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly