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Maurice Jones-Drew tight-lipped on alleged altercation

5:05 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke to the media for the first time Monday after an alleged incident at the Conch House in St. Augustine during Memorial Day Weekend.

A frustrated Jones-Drew was very tight lipped about what happened at the Conch House.
    
However, he had no problem at all expressing his displeasure about the impact its having on his team and his family.

"It's an ongoing investigation and I've been advised not to talk about it," Jones-Drew said.

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Reporter: "Maurice can you tell us whether you stand by what your attorney and your agent first said?

Jones-Drew: "I mean, like I said I can't speak on it."  

Reporter: "I'll just ask the same thing. Your attorney, agent."

Jones-Drew: "Right, right. Like I said I can't speak. Once it's done it will be done." 

Reporter: "Maurice do you expect to meet with the St. Augustine Police Department?"

Jones-Drew: "Once again I can't speak on that. Anything about this legal matter obviously I can't talk about it."
    
What Jones-Drew did want to talk about was how the incident has affected his teammates.
     
But more importantly, he's frustrated not with what's been said in the media but the impact it's having on his family.

"My children have nothing to do with what went on or whatever is said. For children to have to deal with that is tough," Jones-Drew said. "As for my teammates as well. Those guys having been busting their butts. And for them to have to answer questions about me is ridiculous."

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The biggest question: Why was he there?

"In the off season you can go out and do what you like. We went out, we were having a good time and an unfortunate situation happened. That was it," Jones-Drew said. 

"It's a big distraction and I never wanted it to be that. I've never wanted to be a distraction to this team, period," he said.

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