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Maurice Jones-Drew

NO CHARGES

in Alleged Bar Attack

6/25/2013 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL superstar Maurice Jones-Drew will NOT be charged with battery for allegedly socking a security guard in the face during a bar fight in Florida last month ... TMZ has learned.

The State Attorney's Office in Florida announced ... they do not believe they have enough evidence to prove the Jacksonville Jaguars running back committed a crime during the May 26 incident at the Conch House in St. Augustine, FL.

"Based on the evidence, the evidence does not support the charge," a rep for the SA tells TMZ.

We broke the story ... a security guard told police MJD suckerpunched him during a melee ... causing serious damage to his face.  Cops initially identified MJD as a person of interest.

We know the alleged incident was captured on tape ... but clearly, prosecutors didn't feel the footage proved MJD's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

No word if the security guard plans to go after MJD in civil court.

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1.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Funding for my new house was just approved! I'm so excited! Yay!

423 days ago
2.

Pudding Tang    

Yes, all of a sudden video evidence is not good enough. tisk tisk

423 days ago
3.

lander    

what kind of man has a hyphenated last name? answer: raised by a baby-momma... it's so telling, gents. if your mother is a baby-momma, do NOT go through life with a hyphenated last name. it's just so telling.

423 days ago
4.

IwuvTMZ    

Name should be Maureen Jones-Drew.

423 days ago
5.

anony    

Celebrities ALWAYS get the benefit of the doubt, if not outright let off.
Sometimes, the local DA doesn't want to prosecute someone with money for expensive lawyers who can drag things out, unless they've murdered someone.
You get the justice you can afford, not the justice you deserve.

423 days ago
6.

cb1234    

Well according to NFL.com >>> http://snip.ps/736e71e6/MauriceJonesDrew

423 days ago
7.

Roscho    

"Based on the evidence" of a substantial contribution to somebody's election campaign account.

423 days ago
8.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

NFL = National Felons' League

423 days ago
9.

Toilethead    

I hope the cops throw the book at her.

423 days ago
10.

Blaze    

It was probably Blaine Gabbert who punched the security guard

423 days ago
11.

gegeok    

Great...Tmz had the guy convicted a few wks ago...

423 days ago
12.

Crazy Tony    

@lander... Wow... Do your research, he was raised by his grandfather, Maurice Jones and his grandfather was his inspiration. When he died, he added Jones to his name Maurice Drew to honor him... You get Maurice Jones Drew!

422 days ago

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