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New information on Jones-Drew, alleged victim

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- First Coast News has learned more about Maurice Jones-Drew and the man claiming to be punched by Jones-Drew at a St. Augustine restaurant.

Jones-Drew has not been charged with battery in the alleged attack on 31-year-old Kasim Howard.
In 2005, Howard filed a lawsuit against the St. Augustine Police Department after he claimed he was battered by a police officer. Howard lost that lawsuit in court.

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Howard also filed a suit against Continental Airlines in 2010 for a contract complaint. That case was closed the next year.

He has an extensive rap sheet with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, including arrests for battery, petty theft, threats to a public officer, and aggravated battery. However, he was never convicted of any of these crimes.

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Howard was an amateur heavyweight boxer, fighting under the name Kasim "the American Dream" Howard.

First Coast News investigation revealed that Jones-Drew was previously charged with assault in 2006. He and two former UCLA players allegedly attacked a man in a Denny's restaurant.


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