University of Florida football player arrested for armed robbery

The former-four-star recruit was booked into the Alachua County Jail on Sunday on a charge of robbery with a firearm. He was held on $150,000 bond. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.

In a statement, Florida first-year head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement that he was aware of Jackson’s actions, according to AL.com.

‘We are aware of the news involving JC Jackson, and he is currently dealing with a serious issue,’ he said.

He added: ‘We don’t condone any of his actions, and it is not something that reflects on the expectations we have in the program. It is being handled accordingly due to the severity of his actions.’

This is the third time since December that Jackson has made headlines for non-football-related activity.

In December he was driving in his hometown with two other when someone in a passing vehicle began shooting at them. A bullet grazed Jackson during the shooting.

Earlier that same month he and two fellow Florida football players, quarterback Treon Harris and cornerback Jalen Tabor were stopped for speeding on campus by university police.

The University of Florida Police Department found two small bags of drugs in the car after reporting that the vehicle smelled like marijuana.

Since the vehicle did not belong to any of the three athletes who were in the car at the time, none of them were charged.

Source: The DailyMail

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