Police: Akeem Jordan arrested in Virginia

Eagles LB Akeem Jordan has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)

Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan was arrested in connection with an incident in Harrisonburg, Va., early Sunday and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, according to the Harrisonburg Police Department.

Jordan, 25, is a Harrisonburg native and played at James Madison University.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Firetap Bar and Grill on Evelyn Byrd Avenue at 2 a.m.

“They got into a verbal altercation, which led to a physical disorderly incident,” said police spokeswomen Mary-Hope Vass. “The incident was reported to us on Sunday afternoon. The victim went to the magistrate and obtained the warrant. Jordan turned himself in Sunday without any issues.”

Jordan was released on his own recognizance yesterday.

“It’s always unfortunate when these things happen,” Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Jordan’s agent, said. “Circumstances happen, but I’m confident it will be figured out.

“He is cooperating fully. Getting into the details doesn’t help anybody, it impedes the process. I stand behind the kid 100 percent. He’s a first-class kid, but you always wish these things never happen. He’s got a great track record as a citizen.”

An Eagles spokesman said the team is aware of the reports and will not have any further comment.

Asked the severity of the victim’s injuries, Vass said, “It was nothing life-threatening.”

The victim being referred to the magistrate is not unusual, Vass said.

“A lot of times if there is not probable cause or a case like this that happened hours before and there is no physical evidence, we refer to victim to go to the magistrate and get their warrant,” she said.

The Eagles did not tender Jordan a contract before the lockout began.