Saints speak out about sexual battery investigation surrounding Cam Jordan

Published: Sep. 10, 2015 at 12:38 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2016 at 8:57 PM CDT
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Attorneys for Cam Jordan say the Saints star defensive end didn't commit any criminal offense, after allegations he swatted a woman's backside at a Warehouse District nightclub.

Jordan is talking to teammates, like Ben Watson, and, according to his attorneys, cooperating with NOPD investigators after being accused of an incident with a couple inside Republic New Orleans early Sunday morning.

"I spoke with Cam," Watson said. "We talked about it and he's been transparent about the whole thing. You know, sometimes you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. I think he'd be the first one to say that I probably wasn't in the right place. He'd also be the first one to say maybe it didn't happen quite that way."

According to a FOX 8 source, a couple claims Jordan smacked a woman on her backside inside the club. A police report released Wednesday details what allegedly happened afterward. It says the woman's boyfriend followed Jordan into the bathroom to confront him. The man told detectives that Jordan said, "I can have any (expletive) that I want." The man claims in the report that Jordan picked him up and held him in the air, against his will. The couple told NOPD that after the alleged confrontation, Jordan sprayed them with a cold bottle of champagne.

Police are looking into two separate issues: a disturbance complaint regarding the alleged bathroom incident and champagne spraying, and a sexual battery complaint for the alleged hitting of the woman's backside.

"It's a big deal for Cam Jordan because the NFL put in the code of conduct back in '09, and they enhanced it with crimes involving sexual battery or domestic abuse," attorney and former sports agent Doug Sunseri said.

Sunseri said if Jordan is arrested and charged with a sexual battery, the 26-year-old could face stiff penalties - like being suspended from the team - or face fines.

Jordan's attorneys maintain their client's innocence, calling the allegations against him "ridiculous."

Head coach Sean Payton addressed the investigation saying at this point, the team is still gathering information.

There was no word tonight on when or if the police report detailing the alleged sexual battery will be made public.

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