Michigan State 2015 3-star quarterback recruit Jayru Campbell is in custody after body slamming a security guard, this according to College Football Talk’s John Taylor. Taylor says, “According to multiple media outlets, the Cass Tech (Mich) High School football player was sentenced to, among other things, 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault.”
Campbell, the 17 year-old QB who has verbally committed to play college football for the Spartans got into trouble early in the year when he was videotaped on January 22 body slamming a security guard to the floor at the Cass Technical School.
Now-a-days it has become a norm for things of this nature to be caught by some onlooker who video tapes an incident with their phone; this was what was used in the case against Campbell. A grainy video from a phone that showed Campbell tossing the security guard was the prosecutions main piece of evidence.
On February 10, Elisha Anderson of LansingStateJournal.com reported that The Detroit Cass Tech reported the football star was accused of attacking the security guard and was facing charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and aggravated assault.
Facing 60 days in jail may seem like the end of the world to Campbell right now, but in the big picture the young man most likely through his dreams of playing college football down the drain faster than he tossed the security guard.
Michigan State is not a school that comes up in many conversations when it comes to poor player conduct, and it is very unlikely they have not already pulled the scholarship offer off the table for Campbell, who would have been a different style quarterback than the Spartans have ever had.
This wasn’t even the first time the highly touted player got himself into trouble. He was to be suspended for the first game of his senior year because he punched an opposing player in the handshake line after a playoff loss.
There has not been any official word of what will happen with his scholarship to Michigan State, but Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio could rescind Campbell’s scholarship offer. It seems as almost a when not if though and it would seem more likely than not that Michigan State was waiting for the complete court proceedings.
With all college and professional sports learning the hard way about not doing very strict background checks into players, this huge red flag will no doubt be the end of Campbell and any chance of him ever playing for the Spartans.
Click here for the video of the incident.