Attorney: Jags' Dan Skuta jailed 'for something that didn't happen'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The attorney for Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta said his client was arrested in Orlando "for something that simply did not happen."

Skuta was arrested early June 19 on a battery charge for allegedly pushing a woman's face and causing her head to hit a glass window. According to Orlando Police, Skuta had alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes. He was later released on a $500 bond.

Attorney Mark NeJame said he is "confident this will be resolved favorably to Dan and the truth will come out as to his innocence and non-involvement. Dan has an outstanding reputation and is hurt by the unfair association to any such allegation and is confident that the full truth will soon be determined."

According to the police report, the accuser said Skuta approached her on the street and "began talking to her and flirting with her." When Skuta asked for the woman's phone number, she said no, and a verbal altercation ensued.

Skuta's attorney said the women's story was "entirely made up."Wholesale nfl jerseys

"We ask that there be no rush to judgment, as Dan is innocent," NeJame said. "Erroneous conclusions should not be jumped to. Eye witnesses who we have already received statements from in our initial investigation will attest that Dan was alongside his girlfriend when this fabricated event supposedly took place and only verbally instructed two women who were harassing his friends to leave them alone.Cheap nfl jerseys

"The witnesses confirm that upon only verbally instructing the nuisances to leave them alone, Dan was then struck in the face by one of the women, as is evidenced by his mugshot, which clearly shows where he was struck. They completely contradict the version of the complainant leading to Dan's arrest."

Skuta has a July 20 court appearance scheduled, according to the Orange County Clerk's office, and has requested a jury trial.

Skuta faces potential actions from the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell updated the league's domestic violence policy in 2014. The policy calls for a six-game suspension without pay for a first offense and possible lifetime ban for a second offense.

The Jaguars said in a statement that they have been in "constant communication" with Skuta since the arrest and are "gathering more information." Skuta had 40 tackles for the Jaguars last season.Wholesale Jacksonville Jaguars jerseys
Information from ESPN's Mike Wells contributed to this report.



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