Being charged with felonies in an armed robbery are enough to make any school pull the rug out from under a student athlete’s feet.
So upon hearing reports that Florida defensive back J.C. Jackson is set to transfer in light of the recent felonies brought against him, we have to wonder if “decision to transfer” is another way of saying that the Gators made the first move to part ways with him.
Per information obtained by CollegeFootballTalk, UF already withdrew his scholarship backing while felony charges in a recent armed robbery case are pending.
“According to InsideTheGators.com, Jackson was told he was not going to be allowed to be on scholarship while he had the felony charges still unresolved and he has chosen to transfer.
Per Fightin’ Gators, the charge is expected to be dropped later this week and Jackson is expected to be able to return to attending classes. However the University Athletic Association has decided he won’t be allowed to return to the team.”
CFT reported after the arrest back in April that Jackson is believed to be an accompliss in the home robbery of an acquaintance. Just after Jackson left the residence, two armed men entered the premise–it is believed that Jackson set the robbery in motion.
This isn’t his first brush with the law either. Back in December, Jackson was involved in a shooting outside a Florida apartment building.
The current charges against Jackson could very well be dropped as early as this week. But it doesn’t appear that the Gators have any patience left.
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