DETROIT, MI – A star quarterback from Cass Tech in Detroit appears to have total disrespect for authority. That disrespect goes as far as allegedly body slamming a security guard to the floor in the school. Jayru Campbell is 17 years old and is facing the possibility of some serious charges. His verbal commitment to Michigan State’s 2015 recruiting class could also be in serious jeopardy.
If the allegations against Campbell are true and he is brought to justice over his actions and convicted, then no matter how good he is on the field of football, he should not be rewarded to play for Michigan State or any other college. Recruiters should not be allowed to option his talents for any school if all of this plays out against him. Campbell was arrested by the Detroit Public Schools Police Department and had been held at a detention center until Friday, January 24th, 2014.
Disrespecting authority is not and should not be taken lightly. It does not matter if that person in authority is in the right or wrong. You do not by any means or reason place your hands on, strike or harm that person. If Jayru Campbell felt that he was in his right for whatever the reason that started the altercation, then instead of assaulting the security officer, he should have taken the issue through proper channels. Campbell could face penalties for violating the Detroit Public Schools code of conduct.
The argument that Campbell is young does not wash either. Assaulting a person once is a mistake. Assaulting another person is criminal. This is not the first time Jayru Campbell has been on the wrong side of this issue. This is now the second incident in involving Campbell, who was suspended from school and for the first game of the 2014 season for throwing a punch after Cass Tech’s state semifinal loss to Novi Detroit Catholic Central in November. Being that this is the second time that he has being accused of assault, it is becoming obvious that Jayru Campbell has violent tendencies that are not qualities of an individual who should be the upper class of sportsmanship.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is continuing to review the incident and there will be an update on the status of the case next week