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Cops: We Screwed Up

Maurice Jones-Drew Hasn't Been Charged ... Yet

5/28/2013 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528_mjd_maurice_jones_drew_article_1_gettyThe St. Augustine PD is doing some hardcore backpedaling ... admitting they ACCIDENTALLY told the media Maurice Jones-Drew was charged with battery, when in fact, he hasn't been charged with anything ... yet.

Earlier today, the S.A.P.D. issued a statement to the media ... which stated very clearly, "The [S.A.P.D.] has filed charges of misdemeanor battery against Jacksonville Jaguars player Maurice Jones-Drew  that stemmed from an altercation at the Conch House 'Reggae Sundays.'"

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Now, a rep for the S.A.P.D. tells TMZ ... they screwed up and "misrepresented" the situation.

According to cops ... no charges have been filed against Jones-Drew, however, he IS being investigated for allegedly punching a security guard in the face ... and is a "person of interest."

Cops say Jones-Drew and his attorney are being cooperative with the investigation. After the investigation is complete, we're told the case will be sent to the State Attorney's Office, which will determine if charges will be filed.

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Oh no!

327 days ago
2.

alwaysstayhigh    

tmz probably made the error and blamed it on the police

327 days ago
3.

meeky1022    

...not a big deal. Athletes ate people too, they get in fights

327 days ago
4.

Joao    

Ooops, somebody forgot to give them the celebrity preferential justice playbook....
back up, now conduct a two month "investigation" and reduce the would-be charges.

327 days ago
5.

bernergirl    

Who is going to pay for their screw up?

327 days ago
6.

6one9    

OPPPPPPPS!!
TMZ`s `` BAD!!!

327 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

LOL, I was wondering why it was "exclusive" on TMZ. Oopsie! Maybe TMZ should just stick with paparazzi photos instead of sports. How embarrassing.

327 days ago
8.

NOT ELMO    

love pizza even more now.....

327 days ago

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