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Jordan Jefferson speaks out for first time since arrest

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For the first time since Jordan Jefferson was arrested for battery, the quarterback is speaking out. 

Jefferson, who played his first snap of the season at Kentucky on Saturday took the field the field to the sound of boos by fans.  He went on to score a touchdown for the opening points of the game.

Jefferson and teammate Josh Johns were suspended from the team on August 26 when they were arrested on felony charges associated with an off-campus incident.  On Wednesday a grand jury reduced the charges against Jefferson to a misdemeanor and did not charge Johns.

Both were reinstated just after the grand jury decision and returned to the practice field that night. 

Members of the media that surrounded Jefferson Monday evening after practice was told he would answer only football-related questions.  But that didn't last long, as Jefferson expressed what the past month has been like for him. 

"It was a tough situation. Just sitting there watching was probably the hardest thing that I had to go through in my life but now I'm back, still fulfilling my dream and I'm going to do whatever it takes to make this opportunity that I have successful."

Jefferson says his goal remains to be LSU's starting quarterback and that he has learned a lot from his recent arrest and four-game suspension that stemmed from that August bar fight.

"I was positive that I was going to play with LSU again. I was confident about the whole situation. I hired the right guys for the job and they got the job done."


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