Things just went from bad to worse for the LSU football team. According to reports from the Associated Press, quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns turned themselves into Baton Rouge police after warrants were issued for their arrests for their involvement in a bar fight that injured four people last week. One witness told police she saw Jefferson kicking a man in the face. Jefferson and Johns are facing felony 2nd Degree Battery charges which carries fines of up to $2,000 and a maximum of five years in prison. Louisiana defines 2nd Degree Battery as:
A. Second degree battery is a battery when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury; however, this provision shall not apply to a medical provider who has obtained the consent of a patient.
B. For purposes of this Section, “serious bodily injury” means bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death.
C. Whoever commits the crime of second degree battery shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both. – La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 14:34.1