DETROIT, Mich. – A star quarterback and Michigan State University recruit was charged with assault and battery after he was allegedly caught on camera body-slamming a Cass Tech High School security guard on Wednesday, reports CBS Detroit.
Jayru Campbell has been identified by police as the young man in
the video, which was filmed on a cell phone and uploaded to YouTube, picking up and slamming a security guard to the floor while surrounding students look on.
Steve Wasko, spokesperson for Detroit Public Schools, said Campbell was arrested by school police and charged with assault and battery. CBS Detroit contacted the prosecutor’s office but was told they had not yet received anything on the matter.
Campbell, a high school junior, has committed to play at MSU in 2015 after leading Cass Tech to back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012.
This is not the first time the star athlete has gotten into trouble at Cass Tech. CBS Detroit reported that last November, he was suspended from school and the first game of the 2014 fall season after allegedly punching someone in the handshake line following the school’s loss to Detroit Catholic Central, 28-0.