Charlie Strong seems to find trouble wherever he goes. Fortunately, this time he made the decision to distance himself from a liability for the football program. The unfortunate side is that meant plenty of extra time for LaDarrius Jackson, who decided to use it in the worst way possible.
According to ESPN, Jackson was in handcuffs for the same charges for the second time this month.
It was only last week that Jackson appeared in court in front of judge Margaret Taylor. Taylor is a USF alumnus herself, and cited feeling embarrassed for the first time of her alma mater. She questioned whether coach Charlie Strong had control of his football team, and if continuing as coach of the USF program was the best decision for everyone involved.
“I would implore you to think long and hard about whether being head coach at USF is a good fit for you before any other members of this community have to suffer at the hands of one of your players.”
Today’s arrest is in connection with an incident that originally occurred in March of this year.
Jackson came to USF with high expectations. The four-star JUCO recruit from the class of 2016 was expected to contribute right away. He committed to the university before Strong was named as the head coach, but now has bigger problems than where he will play football.
Without having even coached a snap of football, Charlie Strong already has someone calling for his job.