Maurice Jones-Drew has been charged with battery after punching a security guard in a night club. Jones-Drew, 28, has spent all seven of his seasons in the NFL as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to TMZ, Jones-Drew is accused of striking the security guard with a closed fist on the guard’s left cheek, knocking him out.
The incident which took place at the Conch House in St. Augustine, FL on Sunday began when the security guard told a friend of MJD to stop touching a female at the club. At that time MJD’s friend slapped the security guard on the chest and a fight broke out.
TMZ reported the following:
One of the security guards reportedly put MJD’s friend in a headlock to stop the fight … and that’s when MJD stepped in and clocked the guard.
After the incident, the security guard spoke with police — and cops noted that the guy’s jaw was “swollen a great deal and had a large lump on his jaw bone.”
The security guard was hospitalized after the incident — and doctors found contusions and a bone bruise, but no broken bones.
Jones-Drew’s agent insists he’s innocent. “Maurice was there and was not involved,” the’s rep said. Jones-Drew’s agent says that MJD left when the altercation took place.
More details are surely to come.