Former Detroit Cass Tech High School football star Jayru Campbell was sentenced today to a year of probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend, to be served after he’s released from jail in another case.
Campbell, 17, who is currently serving a seven-month sentence for a probation violation, said he wants to finish school, continuing with online classes since he won’t be able to return to Cass Tech.
Hours after he was released from jail on the separate charge in September, Campbell went to Cass Tech and pushed his then girlfriend to the ground in a stairwell, taking her cell phone. This resulted in a probation violation and seven-month jail sentence from the previous case dating back to early 2014, when he body-slammed a security guard at the high school.
In sentencing Campbell today, 36th District Judge Ruth Carter told him he must take anger management or domestic violence classes as well as not have any contact with the victim. He’ll have to submit to drug testing, and Carter said she expects them to work out a way for that to include testing for performance-enhancing steroids.
Defense attorney Jeffrey Edison said the process and associated jail time has been “a traumatic experience” for Campbell, and he’s been receiving counseling for anger management.
Campbell is roughly half-way through his seven-month sentence, including credit for time served when his sentence was handed down Nov. 4, and will have 18 months of probation after he’s released in that case.
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