Jayru Campbell's mom speaks out about her son's incident with Cass Tech security guard

(WXYZ) - He's the star quarterback in trouble for his moves off the football field.

After spending time at a Detroit detention center, Jayru Campbell was released Friday night.

Video showing Campbell allegedly body slamming a school security guard has circulated on YouTube and social media. We're told, the issue was regarding Campbell's violation of the dress code.

Now, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the video and paperwork from police to determine if Campbell's actions are enough to charge him criminally.

Jayru's mother, Tiffany Parrish, spoke exclusively with 7 Action News to let everyone know her son has made mistakes and he's learning from them the hard way. She tells us that he is already receiving counseling at school and with a psychologist. 

"This should be a wake-up call for Jayru...to handle things a little better," said Parrish. 

7 Action News reached out to the security guard, 22-year-old Robert Donovic, but he declined to comment about the incident. 

Campbell was set to play for Michigan State University in 2015, though he has not yet signed a letter of intent.

John Lewandowski, MSU Associate Athletics Director for Communications, says the NCAA prohibits any institution from commenting about specific prospects until they have signed a national letter of intent.

Other reports indicate that Campbell was recently suspended for punching a Detroit Catholic Central player in a post game handshake following a loss.


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