Baton Rouge police investigators searched suspended LSU linebacker Josh Johns’ home Tuesday, taking five pairs of shoes and a DNA sample, Johns’ attorney Tommy Damico said.
Johns met police at his home at 11:30 a.m. so investigators could proceed with the search, Damico said.
“We’re absolutely confident that the evidence taken and the DNA will reveal nothing because he wasn’t involved,” Damico said. “If they would have just asked, we would have voluntarily given it all to them.”
Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone would not confirm whether Johns’ home was searched.
Johns and suspended senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson were arrested Friday on second-degree battery counts for their alleged involvement in an Aug. 19 fight at Shady’s bar, 623 E. Boyd Drive. The men bonded out of East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Friday.
Four men were injured in the fight and several football players were present, police have said.
Both men were suspended indefinitely from the football team following their arrests.
Four LSU players — Jefferson; Johns; freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore offensive lineman Chris Davenport — went to Louisiana State Police headquarters for questioning Aug. 23.
Police searched Jefferson’s apartment Aug. 24, taking 49 pairs of shoes and a DNA sample, Stone has said.