Former Cass Tech football standout Jayru Campbell was sentenced to seven months in the Wayne County jail Tuesday when he was in court for violating his probation.
A judge ruled that Campbell will spend the next seven months, minus the 98 days he’s already spent, in jail. Campbell will also face 18 more months of probation and participate in counselling during that time. The court will receive reports that Campbell is attending and participating in the counsellingsessions every 60 days, and if he completes the period without violation then the charges against him will be dismissed.
The prosecution asked that Campbell receive the maximum sentence of one year in jail for violating his probation and allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at Cass Tech, but Campbell’s lawyer, Jeffrey Edison, said incarceration isn’t the best way to fix the young man’s issues.
Last week, Campbell pleaded guilty to the probation violation stemming from an incident where he body slammed a school security guard.
He is still facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at Cass Tech.