Former Jaguars linebacker facing battery charge

Blair Brown, 25, released from jail Thursday

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker was released from jail Thursday after being arrested on a charge for battery, according to Duval County jail records.

Blair Brown, 25, was admitted into the Duval County jail Wednesday evening, records show. He was later released on his own recognizance following a detention hearing Thursday. The domestic battery charge is a misdemeanor and it did not include injury, according to the initial report. His next court date is scheduled for June 19 at 9 a.m.

Brown released a statement through his agent on Thursday afternoon:

"Per his attorney's advice, Blair Brown will not be commenting on the news of May 29th.
I can say that Blair has fully cooperated with law enforcement and he is hopeful for this matter
being resolved amicably. Blair and his wife are very much united and are remaining strong for
each other. I ask that their privacy be respected as they focus on raising their young family."

Brown played in 28 games over two seasons with the Jaguars, including two starts in 2017. He was waived by the team on May 9.

Originally a fifth-round pick of the Jaguars out of Ohio in the 2017 draft, Brown mainly played on special teams during his time in Jacksonville. He was released as part of a roster purge that included five others, including backup quarterback Cody Kessler.

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