Ex-LSU quarterback Jefferson in jail after bond revoked

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Former LSU quarterback

Jordan Jefferson reported to a Louisiana jail on Tuesday after a judge

revoked his

bond in a 2011 simple battery case. The judge's action follows

Jefferson's arrest last week with three other ex-players whom

police say they found with marijuana in an apartment.

Jefferson's simple battery charge stems from a preseason bar fight, accused by authorities of beating a man near the LSU campus

in August 2011. He was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in September 2011 and has pleaded innocent.

On Tuesday, Jefferson reported to the jail of East Baton Rouge Parish.

"I have one way of doing things. I try to be fair," the judge said, according to The Advocate newspaper. "I have a problem

with someone who's out on bond being re-arrested. . I have a real problem with what's going on."

He had been free for more than a year on a $5,000 bond.

Moore ordered Jefferson to undergo a substance abuse evaluation. Jefferson was expected to appear before Moore again Wednesday.

Jefferson, 22, had been playing in the Canadian Football League as a quarterback but his lawyer says he is not playing there


Moore also ordered that Jefferson be arraigned Dec. 12 in the case involving his arrest with the other ex-players.

Jefferson was arrested last week along with

former LSU players Tyrann Mathieu, Derrick Bryant and Karnell Hatcher.

They were

taken into custody at Mathieu's apartment after police said they

found marijuana. They were booked into jail, but Jefferson

has not been charged by prosecutors in that case yet.

Mathieu, a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, has no criminal record. He played cornerback until he was dismissed from the

team in August after reportedly failing a drug test.

Lance Unglesby, Jefferson's lawyer, said Jefferson is innocent of any charge prosecutors might issue against his client in

the drug case.

The attorney added: "Jordan is a humble, fine young man and looks forward to putting all this behind him."