ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- New details are emerging in the investigation into Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
The investigation is on hold tonight, Action News has learned.
Police are waiting to speak with Mojo face-to-face. He's accused of knocking out a bouncer at the Conch House over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Action News spoke with the attorney representing Kasim Howard. He's a well-known boxer, and the bouncer allegedly decked by the Jaguars star running back.
Attorney Patrick Canan believes, based on witnesses and surveillance video of the incident, there will be charges.
A St. Augustine Police officer described the video to Action News. It shows a man who police believe is Maurice Jones-Drew punching Kasim Howard in the left temple while Howard holds an acquaintance of Jones-Drew in a head-lock.
"To me, it's a matter of conduct," said Canan. "It doesn't matter who the person is,whether it's Kasim or Mojo, both have an obligation to act appropriate. I know this case. Kasim did nothing wrong," added Canan.
The attorney for the Jaguars running back told Action News he doesn't plan to talk about the case until police finish the investigation.
Canan has known Kasim Howard for 15 years, a time frame where police have known of Howard as well.
Action News found at least eight previous arrests for Howard in St. Johns County since 1999. 4 of those arrests are for violence, including aggravated battery and resisting arrest. In all but one case, charges were dropped by the State Attorney. Canan also represented Howard in a lawsuit against the city. The two sued for $15,000 over a previous arrest but the jury decided against them.
"The reality is, I don't see that being relevant in any way," said Canan. "If you're a security guard and doing your job and somebody punches you for no reason, whatever his past is, doesn't matter," said the boxer's attorney.
Police say they are in the process of enhancing the security video. A decision on whether to file charges against Mojo, with or without his statement, is expected by the end of the week.