BATON ROUGE, La. Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu along with Jordan Jefferson were amid four ex-players rotting in jail Thursday after police determined all of them along with marijuana with Mathieu's apartment, criminal arrest said.
Lt. Don Kelly, some sort of Baton Rouge Police spokesman, mentioned representatives were called to the apartment complex concerning 3:30 p.m. immediately after obtaining a complaint related to some sort of man making his way with the safety checkpoint in advance of intending to Mathieu's apartment.
"Officers promptly smelled your powerful odour regarding grass as well as acquired come to an agreement through Mathieu to look for the apartment," Kelly said.
Inside some people identified Jefferson as well as a couple of other men Karnell Hatcher as well as Derrick Bryant along with a grass grinder, a digital weighing machine as well as 10 totes associated with high-grade marijuana. Kelly mentioned seven on the hand bags have been found indoors Bryant's reserve bag.
Mathieu, 20, of New Orleans, along with Jefferson, 22, of St. Rose, La., have been arranged into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with expenses connected with basic control regarding marijuana. Hatcher, 22, connected with Delray Beach, Fla., had been booked by using second-offense very simple possession of marijuana in addition to Bryant, 22, of Lawrenceville, Ga., ended up being reserved together with closet having intent to spread marijuana.
Mathieu, a previous Heisman Trophy finalist plus cornerback generally known as the particular "Honey Badger," includes no criminal records however includes good written about medication troubles this concluded in their dismissal from the Tigers around August. He acquired enrolled as a scholar at the institution following not one but two several weeks of rehabilitation less than the particular care with ex - NBA gamer John Lucas. He also possessed spoke of possibly coming back to help the company for that 2013 months with a couple seasons with eligibility. He is likewise suitable to use for your NFL draft inside April.
Jefferson, this Tigers' former starting quarterback, possessed arrived that will Baton Rouge to do their qualification after participating in having the actual Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. He furthermore was a no cost realtor signee when using the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to subscribing to that Alouettes.
Jefferson had also been suspended for that commence associated with his mature months throughout network which has a preseason club attack near campus.
Lance Unglesby, Jefferson's law firm within the misdemeanor arrest case, explained a discovery experiencing for the reason that topic is cycle of following week. He reported his / her client features often preserved his innocence within the particular icon fight.
"My thoughts and opinions that Jordan is definitely an excellent young man stays that same," Unglesby said.
Unglesby claimed this individual had not yet been supplied with any details connected with Jefferson's latest arrest, although stressed, "All folks are presumed innocent as well as I anticipate the opportunity to look at the facts connected with the following scenario to determine precisely what actually happened."
It hasn't been instantly recognized whether or not Mathieu, Hatcher and also Bryant possessed lawyers.
A spokeswoman for that university or college didn't promptly reply to messages left by simply telephone and email.
Hatcher appeared to be some sort of linebacker for any Tigers and finished using 133 profession tackles, 3.5 for just a impairment as well as a couple of forced fumbles.
Bryant, a backup safety, completed with 28 tackles, 2.0 to get some sort of deprivation then one sack.