Cass Tech QB Jayru Campbell gets 60 days in jail for assault on guard
Jayru Campbell, a Michigan State football recruit, was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail for body-slamming a high-school security guard to the floor.
Campbell, a quarterback at Detroit Cass Tech High who will be a senior this fall, was in court for the sentencing and read a letter of apology for the security guard who was injured in the incident that took place four months ago in the school hallway.
As part of his plea agreement, Campbell also received 15 months of probation and 75 hours of community service. He is expected to serve the jail time sometime in July following summer school.
If Campbell, 17, completes all of the conditions of the plea deal, the charges against him will not count on his record as part of the Holmes Youthful Trainee program, which was granted in this case by Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny.
The program gives young people, between the ages of 17 and 20, the opportunity to have criminal charges wiped off their records in certain cases.
Campbell had been charged with a felony of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, along with a misdemeanor of aggravated assault, for this incident that was caught on video:
NCAA rules prohibit Michigan State officials from commenting on Campbell’s status because he has not signed an official letter of intent with the university.
Before the incident, Campbell had made an oral commitment to be part of the Spartans’ 2015 recruiting class.
However, it’s unclear whether that scholarship offer will still be available to him in February when he would be eligible to sign his official letter.