Almost two months before several LSU football players were implicated in a brawl outside a Baton Rouge bar, punter Brad Wing was cited for simple battery, authorities said Thursday.
Wing, 20, was issued a misdemeanor summons June 27 by East Baton Rouge Parish deputies investigating an incident that occurred the previous day between the football player and Cameron Charles Chabert, 18, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
Wing has not been charged in the incident, and the case has been forwarded to the office of District Attorney Hillar Moore III.
Moore said his office is in the process of interviewing the victim and witnesses and that his office will make a decision on how to proceed soon.
Wing, a native of Melbourne, Australia, enrolled at LSU after spending the 2009-10 school year as an exchange student at Parkview Baptist School.
LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette said coach Les Miles is aware of the incident and disciplined Wing accordingly. Bonnette would not say how Wing was disciplined.
Wing’s attorney, Kyle Kershaw, could not be reached for comment.
Two other Baton Rouge men — Christian Joseph Stansell and Robert Cody Davis, both 18 — were arrested in the incident at 3221 Woodland Ridge Blvd. and were issued summonses for principal to simple battery, Hicks said.
An application for a temporary restraining order filed against Wing by Chabert on June 27 says Wing went into a room where Chabert was lying in bed and locked the door behind him.
Wing questioned Chabert about Wing’s ex-girlfriend, knocked Chabert’s phone out of his hand, threw him to the ground and began punching and kicking him, the application says. Chabert managed to escape and later called authorities.
The temporary restraining order Chabert applied for was granted with the stipulation that he and Wing show up for a July 7 hearing.
Wing was present at the hearing, court records show.
Chabert was not; therefore, the restraining order was dismissed.
Contacted by phone Thursday, Chabert referred all questions to his attorney, Kirk Guidry, who was not available.
The incident between Chabert and Wing precedes the Aug. 26 arrests of LSU senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson and sophomore linebacker Joshua Johns.
Both men were arrested and accused of kicking a man lying on the ground during an
Aug. 19 fight outside Shady’s bar.
Four men were injured in the fight and several football players were present, police have said.
Jefferson and Johns, both 21, were suspended indefinitely from the football team after surrendering to authorities and being booked into the Parish Prison on one count each of second-degree battery.
Both players posted a $5,000 bond and were released.