Man files lawsuit against Maurice Jones-Drew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A lawsuit has been filed against former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew by Kasim Howard. Howard accused Jones-Drew of punching him during an altercation at the Conch House in St. Augustine last May.

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Jones-Drew was not charged, after the state attorney's office said they did not have enough evidence to form a case against him.

Jones-Drew's lawyer Henry M. Coxe had this to say in an email to First Coast News: The State Attorney shut this down after reviewing everything. We haven't heard anything in ages and then we get a lawsuit after he moves to Oakland? We will deal with this in the judicial system as we have everything else.

Howard's attorney Patrick Canan had this to say: Mr. Howard is a private person and is not intersted in lots of attention from this case. He simply wants justice. He was viciously sucker punched by Mr. Jones-Drew over a year ago. We have been patient investigating the case and determining the extent of Mr Howard's injuries. They are serious and life altering.

First Coast News is looking further into the lawsuit and will bring you more as it becomes available.

The full complaint is below.


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