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Police looking into Saints defender Jordan's club incident

Police looking into Saints defender Jordan's club incident

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Police are looking into allegations that Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan touched a woman inappropriately at a New Orleans night club and then tried to physically intimidate her boyfriend.

Accord to a complaint filed with New Orleans police, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble said Wednesday that no arrest warrant has been issued and no charges have been filed.

Jordan's attorneys, Brian and Ralph Capitelli, called the allegations against their client "ridiculous" and added that Jordan is cooperating with the investigation.

The attorneys also said the man who filed a report with police is "apparently a jealous boyfriend" who had followed Jordan into a men's bathroom.

In the report release Wednesday, a couple alleges that Jordan patted the woman's buttocks and later lifted her boyfriend off of his feet when the boyfriend confronted Jordan about being disrespectful to his girlfriend. The couple also alleges that Jordan later pointed a bottle of champagne at them as he opened it and sprayed champagne on them.

The report stated that Jordan was among 10 Saints players at the club in the city's Warehouse District that night.

When Saints coach Sean Payton was asked by reporters about the complaint made against Jordan, he responded, "We are gathering information. We are aware of it and I am anxious to find out more. But that is where it is at and I think I know Cam pretty well. But I also think at this time I don't know all the details."

Veteran tight end Ben Watson said he spoke to Jordan about it.

"He's been transparent with the whole thing," Watson said. "Sometimes you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. ... I'm always one to sit and wait and see what exactly happened before I jump to conclusions. But Cam is a leader on this team. We have confidence in him. He's obviously going through a tough time right now, but as teammates we definitely support him and we'll wait to see what happens."
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