GRETNA, La. (AP) — Freshman LSU defensive back Ricky Jefferson pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor and has been sentenced to two years' probation in connection with his arrest along a Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie last February.
The 18-year-old Jefferson, whose older brother is former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, entered a plea of resisting arrest, along with two other defendants who received the same probation terms.
Ricky Jefferson initially had been charged with felony resisting arrest by force after allegedly attacking a plain-clothes officer who was arresting one of his friends, David Sampson, for his alleged refusal to stop using profanity along the parade route. Sampson resisted, and then Jefferson and Sharp joined the scuffle.
"We consulted with the sheriff's office before accepting this plea," First assistant Jefferson Parish prosecutor Steve Wimberly said. "They were in complete agreement with the plea. All three defendants accepted complete responsibility and apologized to the officers.
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