BATON ROUGE, La. — A grand jury has indicted LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson on simple battery charges, a misdemeanor and a lesser charge than the maximum charge he could have faced.
The grand jury did not indict Joshua Johns.
Both Jefferson and Johns have been reinstated to the team. They will practice on Thursday.
Jefferson and Johns, a reserve linebacker, were originally arrested and booked with second-degree battery in the Aug. 19 fight, after which four men sought treatment at hospitals.
Jefferson testified a week after the grand jury heard testimony from witnesses to the incident that occurred outside of a Baton Rouge bar in August.
Jefferson was accused of kicking one of the victims. He was suspended by LSU and hasn’t played this season after it was expected that he would be the team’s starting quarterback.
In his absence, LSU is 4-0 and ranked number one in the nation by the Associated Press.
Johns’ lawyer, Thomas Damico, said his client appeared before the grand jury for an hour Wednesday morning.
Damico says Johns always maintained he is innocent and there was a case of mistaken identity.
In his radio show, Coach Les Miles said he is optimistic Jordan Jefferson will be back on the team.
Jefferson refused to comment on the decision.