Press conference updates latest on Jordan Jefferson, Josh Johns arrests

Michael Tortorich
Jordan Jefferson, left and Joshua Johns, right.

The Baton Rouge Police Department held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the arrest of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns.

Arrest warrants were issued this morning for both players, who later turned themselves in to authorities.

Both have been booked on second-degree battery charges, and could face a maximum five-year sentence if convicted.

Jefferson and Johns have each posted $5,000 bonds and have been released, pending further investigation.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White opened the conference by calling it "a sad day" for the city, LSU, alumni, fans and the department.

Michael Bienvenu, the attorney for those injured in the Aug. 19 fight outside of Shady's Bar in Baton Rouge, allegedly by Jefferson and Johns, said, "As this matter proceeds further, my clients are confident that this matter will continue to be investigated thoroughly by the police, and that the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office will ensure that the ends of justice are served for all parties involved."