Attorneys in Maurice Jones-Drew case speak

State attorney's office to determine whether to file charges

Author: Kent Justice, Anchor, reporter, kjustice@wjxt.com
Published On: May 31 2013 03:14:21 PM EDT   Updated On: May 31 2013 09:36:15 PM EDT
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -

Hurry up and wait -- that's the game plan for attorneys in the criminal complaint against Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Security guard Kasim Howard ended up knocked cold last weekend at the Conch House Marina Resort in St. Augustine, a popular spot for "Reggae Sunday." Howard's report to St. Augustine police points at Jones-Drew as delivering a single punch that left him with a dislocated jaw and spine injuries.

Jones-Drew's attorney, Hank Coxe, said Friday, "I have reached an agreement with the chief of police for St. Augustine not to discuss the case until their investigation is complete."

Police have said Jones-Drew is cooperating with them and that he maintains his innocence.

Howard's attorney, Patrick Canan, said video from the altercation will prove Jones-Drew is not without blame.

"There are two cameras, one picks up an altercation, the other picks up a sudden flight from the area," Canan said in a phone interview. "I don't want to get into specifics, but when you put it all together, it's pretty clear what happened."

Canan said the Conch House has the video he's talking about. That restaurant has decided not to release it yet.

All sides involved say wait until police send their investigative report to the state attorney's office, which will decide whether to file charges.

Canan thinks the report may be sent as soon as early next week.