JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew talked publicly for the first time since he became involved in an investigation of a fight at the Conch House in St. Augustine.
Jones-Drew said he didn't want to become a distraction, and that the incident has not affected the Jaguars but his family as well. He said the toughest thing about the matter is that his kids are affected by it.
Jones-Drew has been under investigation for battery following a fight at the bar over Memorial Day weekend. Jones-Drew allegedly punched a security guard named Kasim Howard.
Howard, according to his attorney Gregory Anderson, suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injury. Anderson said Howard was trying to protect a group of women that were reportedly being harassed by a member of Jones-Drew's entourage.
The Jaguars running back has not been charged with a crime, he has not spoken with investigators and he declined to answer questions about it today, citing the investigation is ongoing.
The answer to whether charges will be filed against Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew now rests with the State Attorney's office.
A spokesperson for the Seventh Judicial District says it recently received the investigation packet from St. Augustine Police Department and the findings are currently under review.
Jones-Drew says his rehab is on schedule and he plans to be ready for training camp. After injuring his ankle in Oakland, he spent the rest of the season on the sidelines.