The genetic testing was done on shoes belonging to quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns, who were suspended indefinitely after police obtained arrest warrants for the two players on felony charges of second-degree battery.
“This case will not be determined by DNA alone,” Moore said Monday evening. “It will depend, like most other cases, on witness testimony and their credibility.”
Moore said the grand jury is expected to meet at least twice, but he could not immediately predict when the second meeting would take place.
Four people sought treatment at a hospital after the Aug. 19 fight. One of them, Andrew Lowery, accused Jefferson of kicking him in the face, causing fractures in his face and teeth.
Jefferson’s lawyers spoke to Moore on Monday about the latest developments in the case and said they were not surprised.
“The absence of Lowery’s DNA on Jordan’s shoe supports our position that Jordan will be cleared,” said attorney Lance Unglesby, who along with his father, Lewis, is representing
Jefferson. “He should not have been arrested.”
Jefferson, a senior who was expected to start, has missed the first three games of the season for undefeated and second-ranked LSU, which plays next on Saturday night at No. 16 West Virginia. Fellow senior Jarrett Lee has started in Jefferson’s place.
The fight occurred in the parking lot of a bar called Shady’s on the edge of LSU’s campus.