Greg Anderson, the lawyer for the security guard allegedly attacked by Maurice Jones-Drew, released heated statements about the Jaguars' running back, reports Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Jones-Drew was accused of attacking Kasim Howard, a security officer, at the Conch House Restaurant on Sunday night. Jones-Drew has not yet been charged, but Howard's lawyer described the incident and Howard's injuries in a statement emailed to the Florida Times-Union:
"Maurice Jones-Drew viciously attacked and severely injured Conch House’s security officer, Kasim Howard, 31, of St. Augustine. At the time Mr. Jones-Drew attacked him, Mr. Howard was attempting to protect several female patrons from harassment by members of Mr. Jones-Drew’s entourage.
As a result of this attack, Mr. Howard suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries. He was hospitalized, later released and is recovering at home."
Anderson continued to denounce the three-time Pro Bowler's actions:
"Any fair-minded person watching the video has to conclude that Mr. Jones-Drew initiated an unprovoked attack on Mr. Howard and then literally ran away from the scene. Mr. Jones-Drew’s conduct was deplorable and certainly unbecoming a professional athlete. Those attempting to sanitize this incident are either uninformed or motivated by reasons other than justice."