Found June 29, 2013 on
There have been over 25 arrests made on NFL players this year alone. Aaron Hernandez is taking up most of the spotlight with his murder charges that came to the forefront this past week. Roger Goodell is not happy with even one arrest so having 27 players arrested so far is not sitting well with him.
This will be something that the NFL front office will have to deal with sooner rather than later. One NFL superstar that could have joined these other guys was Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
There were allegations stating that Jones-Drew was in a bar fight that took place back in May. Jones-Drew allegedly got into an altercation with a bouncer at a restaurant/bar. Maurice was said to have punched the bouncer.
The bouncer, Kasim Howard works at the Conch House and said Jones-Drew was to blame. Howard’s attorney, called MJD’s actions an “unprovoked attack.”
Last week the State Attorney’s Office filed an “announcement of no information” since the incident is “based on the facts and the law, the state cannot establish the charge beyond and to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt.”
MJD released this statement about the charges being dropped:
“Naturally, I am pleased with this result and look forward to focusing on football. My rehab is going well, and I’m anxious to join my teammates at the start of training camp.”
Howard and his attorney Patrick Canan will move forward and file a civil case against the Jags running back. Canan said that he has videotape to show that Jones-Drew was the one guilty of starting the altercation.
One reason that the chargers were dropped was that the video did not prove to show any clear information on who is guilty and who is not.
The report on the altercation stated:
“It is not clear in the video if K. Howard grabbed, or struck from behind, what appears to be another black male. It appears as though K. Howard was struck and knocked down a very short time after grabbing this unknown black male. It is not evident who struck K. Howard based on this video.”
As of now MJD can just focus on training camp and getting ready for the 2013 season. As I stated earlier with all the arrests being made I wondered if the NFL would suspend Jones-Drew for the incident. It looks like they won’t. The NFL usually does not suspend a player who is not charged with anything and he has not had any issues in the past. So as long as he is 100 percent healthy from last year’s injury he should be on the field Week 1.
BEST OF MAXIM
The New England Patriots have avoided all of the remaining guaranteed money owed to Aaron Hernandez, which totals in at $5.91 million.
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The Jersey in Question
Well, that didn't take long. And it appears the New England Patriots are trying to distance themselves as far away from arrested former TE Aaron Hernandez as humanly possible.
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