DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit prep football star slammed a security guard head-first to the ground after refusing to remove his hood while at school, a prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing assault charges.
The Jan. 22 incident was caught on video that has been played by TV stations. Jayru Campbell, 17, of Cass Technical High School is due in court Wednesday.
The 23-year-old guard was taken to a hospital for head injuries and still is recovering, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
“The fact that (Campbell) is a talented high school football player does not change these facts. We don’t charge people or not charge people due to their station in life. The law and its consequences applies to everyone,” Worthy said.
Campbell faces two assault charges, one a felony and the other a misdemeanor. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.
The junior has said he would attend Michigan State University in 2015, although it’s not binding until he signs a commitment next year. Michigan State doesn’t comment on recruits.
Campbell, a quarterback, led Cass Tech to consecutive Division I state championships as a freshman and sophomore. He’s been suspended for the first game of the 2014 season for slugging an opponent after a playoff loss in November.
Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher was disappointed that Worthy held a news conference.
“He can’t come back to school until all this is straightened out,” Wilcher said.