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Jacksonville Jaguar Maurice Jones-Drew charged with misdemeanor battery by St. Augustine Police Department

4:02 PM, May 28, 2013   |    comments
Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball as he's tackled by Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 23, 2012. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. Augustine Police Department has charged Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew with misdemeanor battery in connection to an altercation that is alleged to have happened Sunday at the Conch House.

Jones-Drew had been asked by detectives to come back to St. Augustine to tell his side of the story, according to SAPD Public Information Officer Mark Samson.

According to a release from Samson, Jones-Drew allegedly hit a security officer on the side of his head, knocking him out, during the "Reggae Sundays" event.

The incident started with a Conch House staff member asking a friend of Jones-Drew to "stop touching a young female".  The victim, a security officer at the establishment then stepped in to help the staff member, according to a SAPD report.

Pushing and pulling between Jones-Drew's friend and the staff member ensued and Jones-Drew then told the security officer "to stop pulling his friend's arm away."

Jones-Drew's group was asked to leave, and one of the males in the group allegedly slapped the Conch House staff member on his chest. The security officer then grabbed the male, at which point Jones-Drew allegedly punched the security officer.  

According to the report, the security officer had a "large lump on his jaw bone" and his left cheek was swollen but "there were no breaks or fractures from the incident."

Jones-Drew left the Conch House following the incident. He has not been arrested.

Several reports citing Jones-Drew's agent Adisa Bakari state that Jones-Drew will not be charged. First Coast News has not received any official word from the St. Augustine Police Department corroborating these reports.

UPDATE, 6:27 p.m., 5/28/13: Police: Jones-Drew not charged with battery

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