Jayru plead guilty to a misdemeanor, aggravated assault. He has to undergo psychological counseling, take anger management classes and apologize for body slamming the school security guard.
I think it was a tough case for the prosecution to pursue since there is a lot of sympathy for Jayru (judges and juries tend to feel bad for those who come from rough backgrounds) and it would be tough to win a felony conviction that could potentially send him to jail for up to 10 years.
From Jayru's perspective, this puts an end to this chapter and hopefully, he has learned his lesson that you can't assault another person, period. I hope Jayru learns that everyone makes mistakes, but it's how you react and learn from your mistakes that makes you into a man.
It's a good result for MSU as well, who may look again at pursuing Jayru (and in my opinion, I feel that he will end up at MSU down the line).
Under a plea agreement, Cass Tech football standout Jayru Campbell will be able to avoid a criminal record if he is able to complete a youth probation program, a Wayne County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny agreed to a plea deal between Campbell’s attorney and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office to sentence Campbell under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act in the case in which Campbell admitted to assaulting a school security guard in a body-slamming incident Jan. 22, which was caught on video.
“It doesn’t have anything to do with you being a good athlete,” Kenny told Campbell on Friday.
The judge told the teen it is because of his family situation and background.Campbell, 17, had been charged with felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which was dropped under the plea agreement. He instead pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a misdemeanor. Under the original charge in the case, Campbell could have been sentenced up to 10 years in prison.