Quarterback Jayru Campbell's Mom Talks About 'Wake-Up Call'
Jayru Campbell, the 17-year-old Detroit quarterback who was arrested after scuffling Wednesday with a Cass Tech High School security guard, is learning tough lessons from behavior mistakes, his mother says.
"This should be a wake-up call for Jayru . . . to handle things a little better," Tiffany Parrish (above) tells Ronnie Dahl of WXYZ (video below). "Jayru has a problem. He [doesn't] know when to release his anger. He releases it at the wrong time."
Campbell, a junior with a MSU athletic scholarship offer, is being counseled at school and by a psychologist, the single parent says.
The teen, wearing a Spartans shirt, was released Friday night from a Detroit juvenile detention center on Mound Road, WXYZ shows.
Two cell phone videos show Campbell body-slamming a 22-year-old security guard, Robert Donovic of Westland, who declined to comment to WXYZ. He wlorks for Securitas Security Services of Madison Heights.
"I was shocked" by the videos, Parrish, who's raising three sons, tells Dahl in a conference room at WXYZ in Southfield. "I don't know how this is going to affect him in the long run."
The county prosecutor's office plans to determine next week whether a criminal charge is justified.
-- Alan Stamm
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