After attempted aggravated robbery charges were dropped on Monday, coach Lane Kiffin reinstated Jackson to team. “He was cleared of any wrongdoing and any knowledge at all of this situation happening, and so part of you feels bad for him in a way because he’s had to go through this,” Kiffin said Tuesday. “I know he’s excited to be back, and he’s ready to go.”
Jackson was arrested and charged Nov. 12 after a report of two men dressed in hooded jackets, one with a gun, approaching three men at a convenience store near the Tennessee campus demanding “everything you’ve got.”
The victims later identified Jackson’s teammates, Nu’Keese Richardson and Mike Edwards, as the two men who approached the car first. The pair of freshmen have since been kicked off the team and out of school, and charges against them are still pending.
This was one close call for the freshman, let’s hope he keeps his sights set higher than robbery of a local convenient store with his buddies. He appears to have much more potential as far as football goes.