Michigan State football commit Jayru Campbell was forced to face the proverbial music on Friday when a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail for slamming a school security guard to the ground in January.
The incident was caught on video and immediately went viral when it hit the web. The Spartans have yet to comment specifically on the status of Campbell's scholarship offer. The senior-to-be is ranked as a three-star dual-threat quarterback by most recruiting services.
Here's more on the story from the Detroit Free Press:
The 17-year-old must turn himself in July 28, which gives him time to complete summer school, then he will begin serving his time in the Wayne County Jail. Campbell has been credited for three days already spent in custody, said Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny, who presides over the criminal division.
“Mr. Campbell's regrettable lack of self-control and his violent response to legitimate school authority has to be sanctioned,” Kenny said.
Campbell had been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a felony, and aggravated assault, a misdemeanor, after he slammed a 23-year-old security officer to the ground on Jan. 22 inside Cass Tech. Campbell pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in a plea deal struck earlier this month, and the felony charge was dismissed.
Aside from the jail sentence, Campbell must also spend 15 months on probation, submit to random drug testing, perform 75 hours of community service, and attend psychological counseling and anger management treatment. It's a steep price to pay for Campbell, but the punishment appears to fit the crime here.
Via Eye on College Football