Monday afternoon Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew met with the media to discuss a recent run in with the law.
On May 26th, Maurice Jones-Drew was reportedly involved in an altercation with a security guard at the Conch House Marina Resort in St. Augustine Florida.
The initial report from police stated MJD was charged with misdemeanor battery. The police later changed the report and said no charges were filed against Jones-Drew.
Jones’ agent, Adisa Bakari, claimed that although his client was present during the altercation, he was not involved.
During the press conference Monday, Jones-Drew admitted there was an incident a couple of weeks ago, but would not go into details about the extent of his involvement.
Jones-Drew began his address to the media by saying “I can’t talk about it. It’s an ongoing investigation. When it ends, everything will come out.”
MJD isn’t happy about the legal troubles he is having, and said he regrets the effect it has had on his ream and his family.
“I’m disappointed in that not only has it affected myself and the Jaguars, it has also affected my family. My kids go to school here, my wife is in town, and they hear a bunch of what’s said as well. This is an unfortunate incident. That’s all I can say about it, ” said Jones-Drew. “My kids were affected by it more than anything. My children have nothing to do with what went on, or what was said. For my children to have to deal with that, it was tough. That is probably the toughest thing I’ve had to deal with thus far.”
The negative attention has caused Jones-Drew to be something he’s never wanted to be to the team; someone who is drawing attention away from their hard work in the offseason.
“This is a big distraction, and I never wanted to be that. I never wanted to be a distraction to this team, period. I always want to come out, and do my job, ” said Jones-Drew.
Despite all the distractions and negative attention, Jones-Drew has kept his eye on the prize; he continues to rehab a previously injured foot and has set goals for himself and the team.
“My plan is to be ready for training camp. Now with the doctors, I don’t know if I’ll be on the field that day, but that’s my goal, that’s my goal, to be on the field and running full speed at that time,” said Jones-Drew.
The Jaguars began their mandatory mini-camp this Tuesday.