Four LSU players to be questioned
Baton Rouge police investigation ongoing into bar incident
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A bar fight that sent four people to emergency rooms started when a driver honked his horn at a crowd blocking his way out of the bar's parking lot, Baton Rouge police said.
The driver was one of four people injured in the fight outside Shady's Bar, according to a news release from Sgt. Donald Stone.
Baton Rouge police say four LSU football players have hired a defense attorney and put off a meeting with police about a bar fight. The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday.
Stone confirmed in an email that attorney Nathan Fisher arranged the postponement. Stone did not say if a new date has been scheduled.
Quarterback Jordan Jefferson, offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry were asked to come to police headquarters to tell their side of the story.
"They weren't asked to turn themselves in. They were asked to come in so they can be interviewed and tell their side of the story," Stone said in a telephone interview. The investigation will continue after that, and police may interview other players, he said.
Stone said police interviewed the four people who were treated and released -- three for minor injuries and a fourth for a more serious injury that could bring a felony charge of second-degree battery. Some witnesses also have talked to police, he said.
LSU coach Les Miles apologized for the fight, saying a "relatively large group" was involved, and that the entire team had checked in at a 10:30 p.m. curfew the night of the incident. He said he won't punish specific players until details are collected and revealed.
"We've started disciplining our team because this was a team violation," Miles said. "This was not just a guy. This was the team. "