- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - An attorney for a Detroit high school football star charged with assault says the criminal case is excessive.

Jayru Campbell was arraigned on two assault charges Wednesday. The 17-year-old is accused of slamming a security officer to the floor at Cass Technical High School after refusing to pull a hood off his head.

Outside court, defense attorney Jeffrey Edison says Campbell regrets what happened. Edison says the Jan. 22 confrontation between the student and the guard “should not be criminalized.”

Campbell’s bond was set at $5,000, which means he must post 10 percent to leave jail. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 24.

The high school quarterback has said he will play for Michigan State University in 2015. He led Cass Tech to state championships in 2011 and 2012.


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