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Jordan Jefferson’s LSU Legacy Lives On Through His Unruly Bro

Jordan Jefferson may have exhausted his eligibility in Baton Rouge, but the next four to five years may be déjà vu for Les Miles and the LSU football program.

Jordan Jefferson may have exhausted his eligibility in Baton Rouge, but the next four to five years may be déjà vu for Les Miles and the LSU football program.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jefferson's brother, Rickey was arrested for throwing his dukes up at an officer during a Mardi Gras just days before signing his letter-of-intent with the Tigers.

Newly signed LSU defensive back Rickey Jefferson, a younger brother of Jordan Jefferson, has been charged with resisting arrest by force or violence by the Jefferson Parish district attorney's office, in connection with a Feb. 2 incident on the Metairie parade route during the Krewe of Caesar. Jefferson and another teen allegedly attacked a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was trying to arrest a friend of theirs near Lakeside Shopping Center.

David Sampson, 17, of St. Rose, allegedly began interfering with a narcotics investigation and refusing to stop using foul language, according to a Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit.


When the deputy told Sampson to stop using foul language, Sampson, a Destrehan High School student, allegedly told Collins, "f— you, b—-," leading Collins to attempt to arrest the teenager, according to the arrest affidavit.


As Collins attempted to put handcuffs on Sampson, Sampson allegedly started fighting with the deputy in the parade route, according to the affidavit.

That's when Jefferson and Joe Horace Sharp, 17, of St. Rose, allegedly attacked Collins, "striking him," according to a Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit.

Sampson escaped Collins, who, after breaking away from Jefferson and Sharp, chased Sampson along the parade route and tackled him in order to arrest him, according to the affidavit.


Jordan was never very talented. Yet, Les Miles inexplicably stuck with him throughout his legal troubles and run-ins with the law. (He never had that same patience with Ryan Perrilloux or Tyrann Mathieu). His brother isn't a game-changing recruit, but Les Miles is sticking with him before he even finishes high school, when most coaches would have given up on him.

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Jordan was frequently in trouble with the law throughout his tenure as LSU's starting quarterback. In his first year away from the program, he was involved in getting Tyrann Mathieu pinched, thus ending any chance he had of returning to the program.


Hopefully, Rickey is just as talented in creating turnovers on the defensive side as his quarterback brother was.