Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu and two others charged
Four former standout LSU football players have been arrested and charged with marijuana-related violations.
Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant were arrested after police confiscated 10 bags of "high grade" marijuana, a grinding device and a digital scale during a search of Mathieu's apartment in Baton Rouge.
Police went to the apartment after a maintenance worker reportedly caught Jefferson trying to force his way through a security gate.
When arriving, officers detected a "strong odor of marijuana" and received Mathieu's permission to conduct a search of the unit.
7 of the 10 bags of marijuana were found in Bryant's booksack.
Bryant was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The others were charged with simple possession.
Jefferson is the former LSU quarterback who started the BCS National Championship Game this year. Mathieu was dismissed from the team in August but re-enrolled at LSU after undergoing drug rehab in Houston.
Hatcher and Bryant were defensive backs at LSU.
Asked for comment, LSU coach Les Miles told the Baton Rouge Advocate, "It's a shame for them. I don't have the specifics, so it would be unfair for me to comment any further than that."
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