Judge Delays Ruling in LSU Bar Fight Case

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Police have voluntarily returned 33 pairs of shoes to suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, but are keeping 16 pairs while they continue an investigation of a bar fight involving LSU football players.

Jefferson's lawyers had filed a motion last week seeking the return of all of the shoes unless police could show probable cause to keep any of them as evidence in the probe of an Aug. 19 brawl. The incident led to the felony battery arrests of Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns.

Though judge Chip Moore Monday delayed ruling on the matter until Sept. 26, police returned most of the shoes after the hearing in East Baton Rouge Parish District Court. Investigators have said they want to test Jefferson's shoes for DNA or blood evidence.


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