Star Athlete to be Charged with Felony Assault
A Michigan State University recuit could be spending time in prison rather than on the playing field. That's after a decision by the Wayne County Prosecutor to charge him as an adult in connection with an attack that went viral.
17 year old Jayru Campbell will be formally charged today with felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. The Cass Tech quarterback, thought to be one of the best in the state, was allegedly seen on cell phone video body-slamming a security guard at his high school. The guard told police he was attacked after telling Campbell to remove his hood in school.
Campbell claimed it was the guard who was the aggressor and he was simply defending himself. But Prosector Kym Worthy didn't buy it. In announcing the filing of charges on Tuesday, she said "the law applies to everyone" and that Campbell should be held accountable for the altercation.
The future of the QB, who commited verbally to play for MSU after he graduates high school in 2015, remains uncertain. Michigan State officials have had no comment on the charges.