Cass Tech QB Jayru Campbell Allows His Star Status to Crash and Burn


DETROIT, MI – Jayru Campbell, who was deemed as a Cass Tech Star Quarterback prior to his assault on a security guard at the school, has allowed his future to be shredded again when he assaulted his girlfriend on Friday, September 12th, 2014.Jayru Campbell

Jayru Campbell is back behind bars for his assault on his girlfriend at the end of the school day at Cass Tech.  Campbell was seen physically assaulting his girlfriend inside of the school. A teacher and other students intervened to stop the incident.




Campbell has been charged with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and misdemeanor domestic violence assault and battery.  The judge set his bond at $350,000 cash.

Campbell assaulted a security guard at Cass Tech in February of 2014.  In a plea deal with the court, Judge Timothy Kenny gave Jayru Campbell a huge break.  Campbell was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 75 hours of community service and serve 15 months of probation, including random drug testing and psychological exams.

Jayru Campbell started serving his sentence on July 28th, 2014.  He was released today September 12th, 2014.  He was released at noon today from the Wayne County Jail and within a few short hours assaulted his girlfriend on Detroit Public School property.

Because he is still on probation, it is almost certain that Judge Kenny will not be amused at Campbell for catching another case.  Campbell initially faced a felony charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault. Under a plea deal, Campbell pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge.

Judge Kenny had sentenced Campbell under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.  If Jayru Campbell would have completed his sentence under those terms, he had the chance to avoid a criminal record.  Judge Kenny has a number of options that he can choose from now that Campbell has broken the terms of that plead deal with the court.

When he was arrested for the case of assaulting the security guard at Cass Tech, many were upset that the incident was being played out in the media and that he should be given a second chance for his indiscretion.

Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher made the statement at that time about how Jayru Campbell was being portrayed in the media.

I don’t understand why everything has to be played out in the media about this kid.

Wilcher also stated he was surprised that the prosecutor’s office held a news conference to announce the charges.  Coach Wilcher said “I’m just ticked at the whole process.’’  He feels that the charges are too harsh.

Jayru Campbell held some of the richest opportunities in his hands for a young athlete. Those opportunities lay in a very sad heap on the floor.  The shame is all earned by Campbell.  He has no one to blame but himself.

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