Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged for alleged fight with security guard

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Tuesday June 25th, 2013

Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged for an alleged fight with a security guard in May. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged for an alleged fight with a security guard in May. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not be charged by Florida prosecutors for allegedly attacking a security guard in May.

Ryan O'Halloran, Jags beat-writer for the Florida Times-Union, tweeted a statement on Tuesday from the State Attorney's Office: "Based on the facts and the law, State cannot establish the charge beyond and to the exclusion of reasonable doubt."

The security guard had initially accused Jones-Drew, 28, of attacking him on May 25 in St. Augustine, Fla., at a marina-resort called The Conch House. The lawyer for the security guard e-mailed the Florida Times-Union in May to describe the incident:

“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.”
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