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Maurice Jones-Drew press conference: Jaguars RB keeps quiet about off-field incident

Jones-Drew couldn't speak of the specifics of an incident in late May, but did speak of his conditioning.


Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke to the media in a press conference on Monday, more than two weeks removed from a incident on May 25 at Conch House Restaurant where he was accused of punching a security guard; however, Jones-Drew chose to avoid saying much during his meeting with the media.

"Obviously, it's an ongoing investigation and I've been advised not to talk about it," Jones-Drew said. "It's an unfortunate situation. Through my career, I've tried to stay out of the media in that light as a distraction to this team."

Throughout the presser, Jones-Drew reiterated that he couldn't talk about the specifics of the incident, but continued to call it unfortunate as he doesn't want to be a distraction to the team. "I know the team has been busting their butts the last couple weeks," Jones-Drew said. "And I've been trying to do the same thing in Miami."

Without specifics to talk about, the presser instead turned toward questions of Jones-Drew's conditioning, as previous reports during the offseason indicated that he showed up to organized team activities overweight. He commented that he had lost a few pounds in recent weeks and that he recently ran a mile on the beach.

Jones-Drew missed the majority of the 2012 season after suffering a Lisfranc injury against the Oakland Raiders in Week 7 that proved to be season ending. "I don't know if I'll be on the field that day," Jones-Drew said of training camp, "But that's my plan (to be 100 percent)."

In seven seasons with the Jaguars, Jones-Drew has accumulated 7,268 yards rushing and 63 rushing touchdowns, the most in franchise history. He is entering the final year of a five-year contract he signed prior to the 2009 season.

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