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2015 Mich. St. QB commit sentenced to 60 days in jail

Jayru Campbell

While other members of his recruiting class are out working on their football skills ahead of their senior seasons, Jayru Campbell will be working on making time pass behind a set of steel bars this summer.

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.  The quarterback had also originally been charged with felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm after he body slammed a school security guard who had the audacity to tell him to remove a hood; that charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.

In addition to the jail time, Campbell was sentenced to 15 months probation, 75 hours of community service, pay over $700 in fees and fines, undergo anger management and submit to random drug screenings.  If Campbell complies with all of the terms of his sentencing, his record will be wiped clean at the end of the probation period.

Also as part of the plea agreement, Campbell was forced to apologize to the security guard, who was not in attendance at the sentencing.

I offer you my apologies and wish you the best in your future,” Campbell said in part of his 30-second apology for the incident in the video below. has given a four-star rating to Campbell, ranking him as the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the country for the Class of 2015. He also holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, although the recruiting website refers to him as a “solid verbal” to the Spartans.

Campbell gave a non-binding verbal commitment to the Spartans in early August of last year.

What will happen to that commitment, given the serious legal road Campbell must still traverse, remains to be seen, although the Detroit Free Press did note the following back in February:

Incoming MSU students who are convicted of a crime can still gain admission, according to university policy, even in the case of a felony conviction. An admissions review team deals with such situations on a case-by-case basis, MSU spokesman Jason Cody said.

The school security guard wasn’t the first incidence of violence involving Campbell, however.

Last November, Campbell was again (somewhat) caught on video, this time punching a Detroit Catholic Central player in the handshake line following a Cass Tech playoff loss. The Detroit News reports Campbell was suspended for 3-5 days by the school immediately following that incident. He was also suspended for the 2014 season opener.

In the video below, you don’t see the actual punch that was acknowledged by the player’s own coach, but you do see the aftermath — including, ironically enough, Campbell being put to the ground by another man:


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31 Responses to “2015 Mich. St. QB commit sentenced to 60 days in jail”
  1. brianincbus says: May 30, 2014 4:50 PM

    Seems like a real winner. Good luck with life moron.

  2. auburntigers34 says: May 30, 2014 4:56 PM

    60 days? what a joke.

  3. planecrashguy says: May 30, 2014 5:26 PM

    Safe bet he’s not going to ND if MSU withdraws its offer. This story sounds a lot like Randy Moss his senior year in high school.

  4. seanb20124 says: May 30, 2014 5:36 PM

    Go to the MAC and rebuild your reputation young man

  5. smarshall3789 says: May 30, 2014 5:39 PM

    Lol what else you expect from a Detroit high schooler

  6. 9timd9 says: May 30, 2014 5:51 PM

    Thug hair was all I needed to see…would love to see his GPA, LOL

  7. cfballfan1 says: May 30, 2014 6:03 PM

    Stupid, stupid mistake by a kid with a lot if talent. To be fair, the investigation into the incident did reveal that the security guard had in fact taunted Campbell prior to the attack. Not an excuse, by any means, but it is established fact & was omitted from the story here.

  8. theflyingtad says: May 30, 2014 6:43 PM

    Referring to handshake video…

    That dude couldn’t break an arm tackle by the coach… that’s some dual threat.

  9. psunick says: May 30, 2014 6:54 PM

    Why waste your time in college, son? Go straight to the Raiders!

  10. jadaruler says: May 30, 2014 8:13 PM

    Vince McMahon needs to offer this kid a contract. He has a mean finisher.

  11. burgandy2260 says: May 30, 2014 8:15 PM

    Why he’s still allowed to play on his HS team let alone be even a small consideration for a scholarship is unbelievable. If men and women of such higher education can’t see the writing on the wall that this kid is pure trouble them it’s pathetic. Any intelligent human being should see this as nothing more than the next Hernandez! Could you see this kid at a college and then with some cash if he makes the NFL? The negative swagger would be a cover story once a week.

  12. barkleyblows says: May 30, 2014 8:26 PM

    This guy looks like a D bag.

  13. asimonetti88 says: May 30, 2014 8:41 PM

    Just the guy you want in a leadership position like QB.

  14. manik56 says: May 30, 2014 9:03 PM

    How many days until the Torrance Gibson story hits?

  15. kansacity88 says: May 30, 2014 9:08 PM

    Titus Davis 2.0

  16. nicofthenorthstar says: May 30, 2014 9:32 PM

    Clearly this kid deserves the opportunity to get a free college education over one of his intelligent, hard working peers. Clearly.

  17. indi0228 says: May 30, 2014 11:00 PM

    While nothing has been officially announced, there is no way that he’s going to MSU. He has not been part of any other visits since the incident happened and MSU got a commit from Brian Lewerke out of Phoenix who most likely will take his scholarship.

  18. bornahawker says: May 30, 2014 11:39 PM

    U will not talk to any black in a hoody like trayvon. See what America does to overreact, victimize, and propagate!

  19. emaney477 says: May 31, 2014 2:41 AM

    This guy sounds like a real punk. Someone who doesn’t deserve to be blessed with his god given ability. People like this never learn, because they can act like total pieces of trash, yet people still throw themselves at their feet.

  20. theflyingtad says: May 31, 2014 4:31 AM

    If Mark Cuban was the security guard, this wouldn’t have happened… He would have simply walked to the other side of the hallway.

  21. bmore44 says: May 31, 2014 5:31 AM

    What a punk !! Lol

  22. teedraper says: May 31, 2014 7:59 AM

    The kid is 17. Give me a break John Taylor. This article smells just like you…trash.

  23. harbourimages says: May 31, 2014 9:42 AM

    “An admissions review team deals with such situations on a case-by-case basis, MSU spokesman Jason Cody said.”

    If he’s a good football player you can bet this “team” will find him acceptable for enrollment at MSU. Another kid who thinks he can do anything he wants because he’s talented. Punk.

  24. psly2124 says: May 31, 2014 9:51 AM

    TNB. Enough said

  25. dhardy8207 says: May 31, 2014 11:28 AM

    teedraper says;

    “The kid is 17. Give me a break John Taylor. This article smells just like you…trash.”


    At “17” one knows whats right from wrong. There are thousands of offenders in jail around the country right now at the age of 17 that have committed violent crimes such as murder.

  26. ezpkns34 says: Jun 1, 2014 1:57 AM

    Sounds like he’s ready for the NFL already

  27. dfleek says: Jun 1, 2014 10:14 AM

    The kid has his future laid out in front of him & still a dumbass

  28. mudhead123 says: Jun 1, 2014 5:35 PM

    Who is this female and how is she playing on a guys team?

  29. phinfanatic84 says: Jun 1, 2014 10:27 PM

    I’ll be following this young man’s career. I hope for his sake, somebody humbles him real fast. In all honesty, he needs to learn respect and responsibility before he gets hurt or ends up hurting somebody else. For the good of his own future, he should try to play for one of the military academies but I have a hunch that he couldn’t cut it physically or mentally at Army, Navy, or the Air Force academy.

  30. tdub821 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:07 PM

    He will fit in perfectly in a thug program like little brother.

  31. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 6, 2014 5:47 PM

    Where are the SEC trolls on this one.

    Calling @pakerbadger… calling @derekgorgonstar… calling @onyourleft….

    Beuller…. Beuller….

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