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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