Here's something we really don't need right now. According to the New Orleans Police Department, Saints DE Cameron Jordan is being investigated for an alleged altercation at a night club. Sean Payton said this morning that the team is still gathering information and would not comment further.
Sean Payton on the report about Cameron Jordan: "We are gathering the information. We are aware of it. I am anxious to find out more"— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 9, 2015
Based on the reported details, it's too early to expect team or league discipline as a result of this alleged incident. We'll have to wait for the league to investigate.
A woman told police that she and her boyfriend "got into an altercation with a male subject identified as Cameron Jordan" at 828 S. Peters St., the location of Republic New Orleans nightclub, according to news release from Tyler Gamble, NOPD communications director.
"Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and the investigation is ongoing," Gamble said in the release. "No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made at this point."
Sources say that the incident happened at the Republic nightclub sometime either late Saturday night or early Sunday. The New Orleans Police Department confirmed an incident report was written at Republic, but a spokesman had few details about it.
According to sources, the report was made by a man and his girlfriend alleging that Jordan swatted the woman on her buttocks and then had a minor scuffle with her boyfriend.
He was reportedly at Republic when the woman, whom Jordan knew, walked by. Sources say that he exchanged words with her then allegedly swatted her on the backside. After that, the woman's boyfriend reportedly confronted Jordan in the bathroom.
Sources say that despite working out the disagreement, Jordan accidentally sprayed champagne on the couple and after that they filed a report with police around 4 am Sunday. Investigators are still working to determine if the incident rises to the level of a misdemeanor sexual battery.
Sources say Jordan has been cooperative with police about the entire incident. No arrest warrant or charges have been filed.
My take is that it's just too early to know what will happen as a result of these allegations. The Saints were already thin on the defensive line and they certainly can't afford to lose for any amount of time what is probably their best pass rusher. How likely is it that Jordan will be disciplined? Well, if the NFL still hasn't suspended former Saints LB Junior Galette for his ridiculous "Beach Belt-it Bingo" incident that was caught on video, I have a hard time believing they will act on this unless new information or evidence is discovered.