Attorneys in Maurice Jones-Drew case speak

Published On: May 31 2013 03:14:21 PM EDT   Updated On: May 31 2013 09:36:15 PM EDT

Kasim Howard's attorney says the Conch House, where Howard says Jones-Drew struck him and dislocated his jaw, has video proving that Jones-Drew was involved in the altercation. Jones-Drew's attorney says that the truth will come out.


Hurry up and wait -- that's the game plan for attorneys in the criminal complaint against Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Security guard Kasim Howard ended up knocked cold last weekend at the Conch House Marina Resort in St. Augustine, a popular spot for "Reggae Sunday." Howard's report to St. Augustine police points at Jones-Drew as delivering a single punch that left him with a dislocated jaw and spine injuries.

Jones-Drew's attorney, Hank Coxe, said Friday, "I have reached an agreement with the chief of police for St. Augustine not to discuss the case until their investigation is complete."

Police have said Jones-Drew is cooperating with them and that he maintains his innocence.

Howard's attorney, Patrick Canan, said video from the altercation will prove Jones-Drew is not without blame.

"There are two cameras, one picks up an altercation, the other picks up a sudden flight from the area," Canan said in a phone interview. "I don't want to get into specifics, but when you put it all together, it's pretty clear what happened."

Canan said the Conch House has the video he's talking about. That restaurant has decided not to release it yet.

All sides involved say wait until police send their investigative report to the state attorney's office, which will decide whether to file charges.

Canan thinks the report may be sent as soon as early next week.


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