Patriots practice squad player J.J. Worton groped two women at a bar in Foxboro and knocked out one of their boyfriends early Saturday morning, according to a Foxboro police report.
Police arrived at the Foxboro outpost of the Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub chain after a complaint about an assault. Worton had already left in a vehicle with three other people, but police pulled him over and asked him about the assault.
Worton told police that he didn’t mean to touch one of the girl’s butts, and had punched the man in self-defense. From the narrative:
At this time I asked the light skinned male in the backseat where he was coming from. Initially he replied “Boston.” After several minutes he confessed that he and his friend had come from Waxy’s and that they got picked up. I identified him via a FL license as Jimmy “JJ” Worton. JJ told me that he accidentally “brushed a girls ass” when leaving the bar. He was immediately afterward confronted by her boyfriend (A&B victim [redacted]). JJ went on to say that he tried to run away from [redacted] but was forced to defend himself by punching [redacted] in the face, knocking him unconscious.
The two female victims, identified as [redacted] and [redacted] were able to positively ID JJ as the male who accosted both of them by grabbing their buttocks. JJ performed an indecent act that was not consented by either female.
Worton was charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 and over, and one count of assault and battery.
According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Worton’s practice squad contract expired after the Patriots lost to the Broncos Sunday. Reiss doesn’t expect Worton to be back with the team.
The full report can be found below.
Photo via Foxborough Police Department
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