A Michigan State University football recruit was arrested after he bodyslammed a high school security guard, according to reports.
Jayru Campbell, a senior quarterback at Cass Tech in Detroit, who has already committed to play football at Michigan State University in 2015, got into an altercation with several school security guards, local ABC affiliate WXYZ reports. In a viral cell phone video of the incident, Campbell can be seen performing a body slam on a security guard.
Police would later confirm that Campbell was the student seen in the video, which apparently occurred at the end of the school day on Wednesday, local CBS affiliate WWJ reports. After the body slam, Campbell yelled, “Now what?” at the fallen man as a group of additional security guards pulled him away from the scene. It isn’t yet clear what prompted the incident between Campbell and school security.
Steve Wasko, a spokesperson for Detroit Public Schools, confirmed that Campbell was arrested Wednesday on charges of assault and battery, WWJ reports. Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher confirmed to WXYZ that Campbell “did get into trouble at school” but would not elaborate.
This isn’t the first time Campbell has gotten into trouble this year. The high school quarterback was recently suspended after he punched an opposing player in the postgame handshake line after a loss, WXYZ reports. It’s unclear if Campbell’s recent behavior will affect his scholarship with Michigan State.
A video of Campbell’s assault on the school security guard can be viewed below.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...