Tharold Simon’s agent claims ’20 witnesses’ say former LSU star is innocent

Arkansas Razorbacks fullback Morgan Linton (35) comes up shy of the touchdown as Louisiana State Tigers cornerback Tharold Simon (24) signals during the second half at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. Linton was injured on the play and LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. (Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports)

Tharold Simon made some nice plays on the field, but now he might have to pull off some impressive interviews if a coach is going to draft him. (Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports)

On Thursday night, while the eyes of the football world were on the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, a potential third-day selection, LSU’s Tharold Simon, was unfortunately busy getting arrested.

The police report stated that Simon was disrespectful to police officers and blasting his music and the like, and it was said behavior that landed him in jail — and presumably off a lot of NFL teams’ draft boards.

However, his agent, Peter Schaffer, has Simon’s back. Schaffer hit the pavement, taking statements from a number of witnesses, intent on proving his client’s innocence (and yes, we scored that last line from every episode of Law & Order ever)

“I have spent the better part of the morning investigating this matter, including getting statements from over 20 witnesses,” Schaffer told ProFootballTalk by phone. “The witnesses corroborate that Tharold did nothing wrong, certainly nothing illegal, and he acted with dignity and class throughout the entire ordeal. I am 100 percent certain that no charges will be filed. We are looking into pursuing a lawsuit against the office for violation of Tharold’s civil rights.

“I am appalled by the behavior of the Eunice, Louisiana police department.”

Simon’s draft stock was already fairly low, so this new evidence may or may not push him into the later rounds. However, there is something else important here: Simon’s good name.

It is not easy being a student-athlete, and neither is starting in the LSU secondary. Simon had to earn that spot, he had to bleed and sweat his way into it.

If a police officer was treating him without any class, and unnecessarily at that, Simon and Schaffer have very right to bring civil charges against the cop and his department.

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  • http://twitter.com/JStoesz9 StoJa9

    Oh. I’m sure these 20 “witnesses” are all impeccable characters themselves, right? Jesus….stop swinging from these guys jocks and come to grips that if not for football most of them would already be in jail or on the wrong side of the law. Oh, boo-fucking-hoo…life is SO hard playing football and getting a college education paid for. Let’s see…a cop has to write a report that is ready for court…and 20 jackasses give a “statement” to their boyz agent. Give me a break.

    • StoJaisAracistpussy

      You just mad StoJa b/c your pussy ass has never saw a college field. There are racist all over that state and the fact that the report only states him being disrespectful and having loud music proves that they were just trying to bust a brother. Honky ass hater.

  • http://twitter.com/JStoesz9 StoJa9

    I’m a hater…? Says the fucking clown who registered a name mocking me, calls me a pussy and a honky. Oh, and a racist. Even though he called me a honky. Top notch shit, bro. Did you like your own comment too? You are clearly winning at life. Or at least winning the Internet. And by the way, it’s “never SEEN a college field” not “saw.” And you’re right. I never have. But I have SEEN a fucking college classroom and diploma. Not my fault nobody in Louisiana has ever made it past 5th grade.