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Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew under investigation for bar fight

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Updated: 5/29/2013 2:45 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. Augustine Police department is investigating Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew for an altercation at a bar in St. Augustine.

Police say an altercation broke out at "Reggae Sundays," at the Conch House on Sunday around 8 p.m.

Conch House security got involved. A report from the St. Augustine Police stated Jones-Drew hit a security guard on his left cheek, knocking him out.

Jones-Drew left the area before police arrived, according to police.

An initial press release issued by the St. Augustine Police Department stated Jones-Drew would face a charge of misdemeanor battery, but another release  was issued later stating the running back has not been charged with any crime.

In the release, police said they have "taken a notarized statement of misdemeanor battery against Jacksonville Jaguars player Maurice Jones-Drew."

Action News talked with MJD's agent, Adisa Bakari, about the matter.

"We have confirmed with the St. Augustine Police Department that no charges have been filed against Maurice and that the matter is under investigation," said Bakari.

The State Attorney's Office said they have received a complaint against MJD and it will now be up to them to file charges.

Just this past weekend, Mojo sat down with Action Sports 360's Brent Martineau on a number of topics, including being a role model, the Justin Blackmon situation, and playing in a contract year.

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Jaguars release statement

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The Jacksonville Jaguars released this statement:

"We are aware of the situation regarding Maurice Jones-Drew and are in the process of gathering more information. Due to this being a legal matter, we'll have no further comment at this time."

Conch House releases statement

David Ponce Jr., the owner of the Conch House Marina Resort, released this statement:

"At this time we are currently investigating the incident that occurred during Reggae Sunday at the Conch House. Once we have finished reviewing our footage and interviews we will determine our course of action. We regret that any of our customers and staff had to experience such an incident."

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c9bcrewman - 5/29/2013 4:47 PM
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cut him from the team. my gosh can't we all get along.

C1976AS - 5/29/2013 12:12 PM
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C1976AS - 5/29/2013 12:09 PM
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If you punch someone who is defenseless / you blind side him with a punch that is strong enough to knock a large individual out. This should be filed as a felony battery and prosecuted as one. You risk tremendous injury. I do not care who the individual is in other words MoJo. It does not matter that you donate a small amount to the childrens hospital. He should face serious jail time and then a probation that he is not allowed in a restaurant / bar / establishment that serves alcohol. He has proved that he is a risk to citizens of our community. If the state prosecutor does not file and fully prosecute him with a felony. We as citizens have an obligation to protest the state prosecutors office in a civil manner and call for the removal of that prosecutor. An example should be set. I have a feeling MoJo's attorney will come to an agreement in which he will go to counseling which is complete protest. Once again we must civilly protest the state prosecutor and call for his or her removal.

TOMMY - 5/29/2013 7:54 AM
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I am sorry guys the thug came out in me!

imtellin - 5/29/2013 6:03 AM
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even with video ??? truly,, this may not go away so easy... the state attorney has the obligation to prosecute even if victim & witnesses don't testify !!! the video is all the proof/evidence they need... sue him till it hurts his bottom dollar... recurring headaches,, blurry vision,,, inability to work... alienation of affections with your woman... lack of appetite,,,trouble walking,,trouble talking... TMJ...rining in the ears... all of which are possible due to a sucker punch in the side of the head... tough guy,, had to sneak like a thief up on the victim & sucker punch him, when he wasn't looking !!!! punk !!!

TOMMY - 5/29/2013 5:48 AM
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Assault is classified if you touch someone without permission, charge him and lock him up!

TOMMY - 5/29/2013 5:46 AM
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Saint johns county is going to try and cover this up and make it go away as if nothing happened. POS MJD will hire David Robbins to represent him and his judge will be Donald (Iwill slap my wife again)Moran and for a few dollars there will be no charges against him, its typical of these types of people, its in their genes. Was that mjd laying on the ground at the jax beach brawl?

Truthseeker - 5/29/2013 4:52 AM
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They can't arrest a black athlete. That would be politically incorrect and racist. Especially, a "BIG SHOT", has been like MJD.

nativejax - 5/28/2013 4:52 PM
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My mistake. I think he is being charged with battery.

1country - 5/28/2013 4:29 PM
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Didn't he play for the braves too? I really don't think so!
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