Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is being sued by a bouncer from St. Augustine, FL, claiming that that Jones-Drew hit him during an altercation at a bar. This incident occurred last summer in Florida.
As reported on Thursday night by ESPN, Kasim Howard filed a civil lawsuit against Jones-Drew alleging that the running back attacked him and cause major physical and psychological damage. Howard filed the suit in St. John’s County which is in Florida.
According to Howard, there was an altercation on May 26, 2013, at a restaurant and bar called Conch House in St. Augustin, Florida, and claims that Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew hit him from behind. Kasim Howard claims that he suffered a herniated disk, a concussion, loss of consciousness, and several bruises from the hit.
Jones-Drew was not charged with the incident at the time after there was an investigation that involved viewing of surveillance tapes. Authorities were not able to establish anything or reasonable doubt through the tapes.
It was stated by Jones-Drew attorney, Henry M. Coxe III, that the the State Attorney shut this investigation down after everything was reviewed. The attorney concluded that nothing was heard for “ages” until Jones-Drew moved to Oakland with his new team. However, Jones-Drew ‘s attorney will deal with it again through the judicial system.
Kasim Howard is seeking, with his civil lawsuit, compensation for emotional distress damages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, legal fees, and embarrassment. He also claims that the incident with Jones-Drew cost him loss of wages due to not being able to continue his work as a professional boxer.
Maurice Jones-Drew was signed by the Oakland Raiders back in March as a free-agent for $7.5 million with $1.2 million guaranteed. Jones-Drew was signed to replace the loss of Rashad Jennings, who went to the New York Giants, and to possibly take the starting spot from Darren McFadden in the backfield, since McFadden is prone to injury.