Jordan Jefferson says night in prison 'opened his eyes'
POSTED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:56am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:59pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is being released from parish prison on supervised probation. That was after he pleaded 'no contest' to a simple battery charge. This charge stemmed from his alleged involvement in a fight at Shady's Bar back in August.
Jefferson said the night he spent his prison opened his eyes.
Jefferson's supervised probation will last one year. He'll have random drug testing and has to stay away from bars and criminal activity. The football star is also required to finish his last semester at LSU. He needs twelve units to graduate. Jefferson will also have to do 30 hours of community service. He'll talk to local students about making the right decisions and staying out of trouble.
District Attorney Hillar Moore isn't sure Jefferson is the best role model for local youth.
"The judge would like him to go to schools and talk to kids and try to explain to them how you can put yourself in bad situations and what you need to do to not be there,' says Jefferson's attorney James Menasseh.
"RIght now he still has a pending drug charge. I'm not sure how he could go out now and speak with regard to drugs and kids with a pending charge. I'd be hard to do in my opinion," says District Attorney Hillar Moore.
The judge also wants Jefferson to talk to LSU football coach Les Miles about speaking with incoming football players. Jefferson will also have to pay $100 in fines.
He's scheduled back in court for an update on his probation status on January 25, 2013.
He'll also be in District Court on December 12, 2012 to face his Simple Possession of Marijuana charge.