Although Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has yet to be charged stemming from an incident at the Conch House Restaurant Sunday night, the attorney for the security officer who told police Jones-Drew punched him has spoken out. In a press release emailed to the Times-Union on Thursday, Gregory Anderson said his client, Kasim Howard, was “viciously attacked and severely injured,” during the incident with Jones-Drew. The statement in full reads: “This past Sunday, May 26 during Reggae Sunday at the Conch House Marina Resort, Jacksonville Jaguars [player] Maurice Jones-Drew viciously attacked and severely injured Conch House’s security officer, Kasim Howard, 31, of St. Augustine. At the time Mr. Jones-Drew attacked him, Mr. Howard was attempting to protect several female patrons from harassment by members of Mr. Jones-Drew’s entourage. Prior to the attack, Mr. Howard never saw, spoke with, let alone confronted Mr. Jones-Drew. Conch House security video captures Mr. Jones-Drew rapidly approaching Mr. Howard from the back-left side and sucker punching him in the jaw. As a result of this attack, Mr. Howard suffered a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries. He was hospitalized, later released and is recovering at home.
Attorney of security guard speaks out against Maurice Jones-Drew
Jacksonville Times-Union | May 30