BATON ROUGE, La. A grand jury is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday morning and hear the case against two LSU football players, quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns. Both players have been suspended from the team since their arrest on Aug. 26.
Jefferson is expected to testify before jurors, giving his account of what transpired outside a bar just off campus on Aug. 19.
A group of LSU players appeared to testify at the Baton Rouge grand jury Wednesday morning. According to his attorney, Johns testified already this morning.
Jefferson and Johns face felony, second-degree battery charges for their role in a brawl outside Shady's Bar.
Last week, the grand jury heard testimony from witnesses, including police officers and victims.
The grand jury will decide whether or not to pursue felony battery charges, simple battery charges against Jefferson and Johns, or jurors could decide to drop the charges all together.
Nine of the 12 jurors must agree in their decision, according to Donald 'Chick' Foret, a legal analyst for Eyewitness News. Prosecutors said last week, they expected the grand jury to make a decision sometime today.
A lawyer for one of the victims, Andrew Lowry who Jefferson is accused of kicking, said he wanted to clarify that it wasn't his client who singled out the suspended quarterback but rather other eyewitnesses.
Witness statements along with video evidence provided sufficient evidence for the arrests of the two men, said Baton Rouge police chief Dewayne White at the time of the players' arrest.
'Remember, he (Jefferson) gave an extended statement to Baton Rouge police right after the incident,' said Foret.
'My question to him would be, 'Jordan, how do you think you did in that session? Do you think you answered all of their questions? Do you think you answered them truthfully? And do you think they believed you?''
''No, they didn't believe you, because they arrested you,' Foret said he would tell Jefferson. ''They have all of these other witnesses out there that are saying what you are saying is incorrect. Son, number one rule: when you go into the grand jury, you have to tell the truth.''
Foret said that is one reason if Jefferson was his client, he would not allow him to testify before the grand jury.
If a witness does not tell the truth during grand jury testimony, they can face possible perjury charges, said Foret.