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Michigan State QB commit Jayru Campbell arrested after body-slamming security guard



Cass Tech (Detroit) QB Jayru Campbell allgedly body-slammed a security guard on Wednesday. / Detroit Free Press

Editor's Note: The Detroit Public Schools statement has been amended to delete their erroneous reference to charges against Campbell.

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Communications today issued a statement after reports emerged that Cass Tech (Detroit) junior quarterback and Michigan State commit Jayru Campbell body-slammed a security guard on Wednesday.

"Cass Technical High School student Jayru Campbell was arrested yesterday...based on an incident that took place inside the school at dismissal time," the statement says. "Detroit Public Schools Police Department is investigating and additionally the district's Student Code of Conduct process will determine the infraction and the appropriate disciplinary actions."

Campbell has not been charged in the incident.

The incident was captured on cell phone video.

"Jayru's one of the hardest working kids I know. And he's smart," Cass Tech player Jamaal Brown told FOX 2 Detroit. "I think the whole situation was self defense. When somebody puts their hands on you, you got a right to defend yourself."

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Campbell is the ninth-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com.

In November, Campbell was suspended for the opening game of the 2014 season after punching an opposing player in the handshake line following Cass Tech's 28-0 semifinal loss to Novi Detroit Catholic Central.

Thanks to Deadspin for bringing this story to our attention.

 

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