NFL Security is in New Orleans conducting its own investigation into an incident in which Saints pass rusher Cam Jordan was accused of patting a woman on the buttocks at a nightclub last fall, multiple sources said Tuesday.
The league’s investigators were scheduled to meet with Jordan, who was never charged with a crime despite the accusation. They will also meet Wednesday afternoon with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, which had deputies working a paid, off-duty detail at the club, the sources said.
A source said it would be a surprise if any punishment is handed down, and it is standard operating procedure for the NFL to look into all allegations to see if they warrant any kind of fine or suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Jordan, a six-year NFL veteran, was accused of touching a woman’s rear end at the Warehouse District club Republic early in the morning of Sept. 6. The former first-round draft pick was also accused of dangling the woman’s boyfriend in the air in the club’s bathroom while onlookers took pictures.
Deputies at the club were accused of refusing to help the couple as well as a New Orleans police officer responding to the scene, prompting the Sheriff’s Office to conduct an internal investigation. The status of that investigation was not immediately known Tuesday.
After reviewing surveillance video from the club, police declined to pursue a misdemeanor battery case against the player. Prosecutors later did the same.
Jordan led the Saints with 10 sacks during their 7-9 season last year. He earned his second career Pro Bowl berth after the end of the campaign.