JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The man who says he was hit by Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is speaking out for the first time through his lawyer.
Attorney Gregory Anderson issued a statement Thursday that the fight at Conch House this weekend was a “vicious attack." WOKV news has learned that the Conch House has now retained Gregory Anderson as counsel.
In a statement released early Thursday, Anderson said, security guard Kasim Howard, was trying to protect several women from being harassed by some members of the group of people with Jones-Drew.
He says security footage shows Jones-Drew “sucker punching” him, resulting in a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries, although the guard is out of the hospital. The security footage has not yet been released to the public.
Anderson further says the hit was an “unprovoked attack” by Jones-Drew.
“Those attempting to sanitize this incident are either uninformed or motivated by reasons other than justice,” he says in the statement.
WOKV also spoke to Patrick Canan, who is currently representing Kasim Howard. He told WOKV in an interview that he was just about to go see the security footage, but that based on what others in his firm who had seen the video have told him, he believes it was
"I do believe based on everything I heard that it is Mr. Jones-Drew. I think you have to piece it together a little bit but from all accounts that's what it portrays."
St. Augustine Police say MJD is cooperating with the investigation. While a formal complaint was filed by the alleged victim, there have been no criminal charges filed at this time.