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Michigan State commit gets 60 days in jail for slamming security guard

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

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Michigan State oral commit Jayru Campbell was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Friday for aggravated assault after slamming a school security guard to the ground in January.

The incident was caught on video, but Michigan State has not commented specifically on the status of Campbell's scholarship offer. The Detroit Cass Tech quarterback is a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 30 dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class. The school released a statement after the incident in January stating only that "NCAA rules prohibit institutions from commenting on specific prospects until a National Letter of Intent has been signed."

According to the Detroit Free Press, the sentence will extend into Campbell's senior season at Detroit Cass Tech.

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.

In addition to the jail sentence, Campbell must spend 15 months on probation, submit to random drug testing, perform 75 hours of community service and attend and participate in psychological counseling and anger management treatment and classes.

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