Quan Griffin pleads not guilty

McClain Baxley

STARKE, FL — Georgia Southern redshirt junior defensive end Quan Griffin submitted a written plea of not guilty and a demand for a jury trial on Tuesday, according to the Bradford County, Florida online records. 

Griffin was arrested Aug. 1 for charges of battery, aggravated battery, weapon offense, damaging property, burglary, larceny, robbery and obstructing justice. 

According to the records, Griffin’s originally entered a plea of not guilty and a demand for a jury trial on Aug. 13 with attorney Michael Ruppert. The plea submitted Tuesday was submitted by attorney Travis Koon.

A week after Griffin’s suspension from the program the day after his arrest, GS Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein spoke on the arrest and suspension.

“This is a young man who is still going through a legal process so I can’t comment on much,” Kleinlein said. “When I can talk to this young man, I want to hear his side of the story and we’ll evaluate that when we get to it.”

As of Thursday, Griffin is still in the Bradford County Jail and his bond is set for $345,000. 

For more on Griffin’s arrest, read here

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Editor-in-Chief, gaeditor@georgiasouthern.edu