Jayru Campbell Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail, 15 Months of Probation

May 30, 2014 at 11:04a    by DJ Byrnes    
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A key cog in Mark Dantonio's 2015 class is was sentenced today in a Wayne County (MI) court room for his assault on a Cass Tech security guard. (You can view it in the video above; the dispute allegedly started over the security guard telling Jayru Campbell to remove the hood from his head.)

Campbell, an electric dual-threat quarterback, was sentenced today to 60 days in Wayne County jail, 15 months of probation, random drug testing, psychological evaluation and anger management courses. 

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio refused to pull Campbell's scholarship offer when the video surfaced, perhaps waiting to let the course play out in the justice system. Now that it's reached its culmination, we'll see if jail time changes anything.

Source: @detroitnews

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cinserious's picture

WorldStarHipHop translates into: CowardlyLoosersGoingNowhereInLifeWhoFeelTheyNeedToAssaultPeopleOnVideoToValidateThemselves

Yay!!!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

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toad1204's picture

Hopefully its a turning point for him.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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cronimi's picture

If Dantonio doesn't pull his scholly, what will that say about the coach? I'd be shocked (and yet, not) if Marky D doesn't pull the scholarship.

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Oyster's picture

hoke would make him sit out the Appy St game.  Then again, maybe not.  Look what didn't happen with Gibbons.

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Earle's picture

It will say that he is a Jim Tressel disciple.

Just say no to italics abuse.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Your move MSU

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Tough lesson for him.  Hope he turns out for the better.

Read my entire screen name....

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Kurt's picture

Would Les Miles pull a scholarship offer from him?  

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UrbanDreamz's picture

Obviously Dantonio should let the players vote.

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

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MAVBuck's picture

If Dantonio pulls the scholarship is there any word if the wrestling coach will offer...

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osu07asu10's picture

If Dantonio doesn't pull the scholarship, imagine the support he'll have from all Cass Tech coaches. Pipeline MSU.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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dubjayfootball90's picture

I don't like the message it is sending if sparty does not pull the scholarship. Yea, he is going to jail for 60 days and yea he is being punished, but I still get the feeling that keeping the offer is just saying "You are too good. No matter what, you will still have a spot here. Off-field antics be damned."

He can still get a great education and play football, just not at a high level to start. I am glad he has nothing to do with the Buckeyes now. If Sparty does not pull the scholly, I bet this will not be the last negative thing you hear about Jayru.

I hope I am wrong, but it is just my gut feeling. Just because he is in Jail does not mean he will change. If the offer stays, he will still have EVERYTHING similar to before the sentence. What changes? Just his residence for 60 days... Again, all my opinion, but I just don't like keeping an offer out to this kid...

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I agree. He is free to go the JUCO route, a la Cam Newton, and "earn" his way back into D1.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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BTBuckeye's picture

Joking aside, you hope the kid turns it around and realizes the opportunities he has in front of himself, which foremost includes a free education.

Also, props to the Judge in this case.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Dantonio is such an enabler. If he keeps his scholarship, he'll turn out exactly like Aaron Hernandez.

 

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

BroJim's picture

Wow, that's hard to watch.

60 days is a long time to take off from football . . . 

I season my simple food with hunger

osu07asu10's picture

60 days is a long time to take off from football . . . 

Probably not the main issue and focus for Jayru right now...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

BroJim's picture

While this may be true, I never claimed it to be; I am simply making a statement. However, it is important, it's his ticket to a free education and tons of social capital. 

I season my simple food with hunger

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Barney's picture

Classy kid

Set your gearshift for the high gear of your soul!

Findog5's picture

That video is so messed up. Glad we don't have him. Regardless of talent, serious issues there. I don't see that Dantonio has a choice in my opinion. 

NCFinn

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Seattle Linga's picture

Pulled scolly seems about right...................something better happen 

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rdubs's picture

I hope he can turn his life around, plenty of time to figure things out because this is a brutal early lesson.  He is fortunate to have football to get that opportunity there are a lot of other professions that wouldn't be so forgiving.

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buckeyedude's picture

People CAN change, but they rarely do. I have a friend that teaches troubled kids in a local school here and he told me privately that by junior high, most of these kids are who they are going to be, character wise. If they are perpetually in trouble and have a mother that constantly makes excuses for them(blames their friends, blames the police, school, etc.), they generally are going to have trouble most of their lives.

Among his peers at school, I'll bet Jayru is a hero. To the rest of society, not so much.

 

 

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rdubs's picture

I actually disagree.  Kids pretty much live up to the expectations that others have for them.  Most people's expectations for those "troubled" kids are pretty low, in fact it seems like even their teacher has really low expectations for most of them.  With better role models people do go through drastic transformations but it often isn't easy or fast.  Look at Clarett, Tressel clearly never gave up on him and even though it took going to jail for awhile he has been able to turn his life around entirely.

Also I doubt his peers think he is a hero, Damon Webb, Michael Weber and the rest of the Cass Tech team probably thinks he's an idiot for potentially blowing an amazing opportunity.

NEBuckeye's picture

There appears to be a pattern, in addition to the guard incident and the post game handshake antics, it looks like Jayru has a fondness for bodyslamming.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/source-jayru-campbell-body-slammed-fellow-student-before-body-slamming-school-security-guard 

I always hope that kids can turn their lives around when they make bad decisions, but without consequences I'm pretty skeptical. 60 days will be meaningless to him or anyone else who might do the same thing if he still gets his scholarship. 

PittBuckeye's picture

He doesn't have a choice, they have to pull his schools for that, the amount of crap ESPN would pile on would drown the entire state otherwise. So it's a win win for Buckeye fans is what I'm saying.

CPDenn's picture

A  high school kid is going to jail. It's a 'win win' for absolutely no one.

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cinserious's picture

You do realize if Jayru's schollie is unaffected, Espm will give minimal coverage to the situation. Its not like OSU or anything where the slightest situation gets blown out of proportion. 

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Crumb's picture

It's always sad to see a young person with great potential trash it in a moment of idiocy.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

He was lucky he only got 60 days.  Slamming a security officer at a school are you kidding me?  Not a smart move.  Personally if I was the judge I'd given him more time upwards of a year and make him attend counseling as well as hear from family members of others that had people injured or killed in violent situations. 

 

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Only 60 days??? The kid got off easy if you ask me.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

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ButerCo.buckeye's picture

He could go to jail until the night before Cass Tech's first game, and they will still win state. The competition is mediocre at up there.

......This being said, I'd love to more kids from Cass Tech and DCS. at Ohio State and hopefully Damon Webb can help recruit the city.