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Eagles' Jordan charged with misdemeanor assault in hometown

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Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan, who started three games for Philadelphia last season, was arrested early Sunday in his hometown of Harrisonburg, Va., and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, The Daily News-Record reported Monday.

According to the Harrisonburg Police Department, the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Firetap Bar and Grill. Jordan, 25, was released on his own recognizance Monday.

"They got into a verbal altercation, which led to a physical disorderly incident," police spokeswomen Mary-Hope Vass told the Philadelphia Daily News. "The incident was reported to us on Sunday afternoon. The victim went to the magistrate and obtained the warrant. Jordan turned himself in Sunday without any issues."

She said the victim's condition is "nothing life-threatening."

Jordan's agent, Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, told the Daily News, "It's always unfortunate when these things happen. Circumstances happen, but I'm confident it will be figured out.

"He is cooperating fully. Getting into the details doesn't help anybody; it impedes the process. I stand behind the kid 100 percent. He's a first-class kid, but you always wish these things never happen. He's got a great track record as a citizen."

The Eagles are aware of the incident, but a team spokesman told the Daily News the club would not have a comment.

Jordan is a fifth-year pro who played collegiately at James Madison University. He started 10 games during the 2009 season, his best statistically in the NFL. That year, he had 71 tackles and two interceptions.

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