Brandon Jackson, a star receiver, hopes to play football for Lancaster High, reports the Dallas News. But there’s a hitch.
Jackson, who has drawn interest from major college football programs, awaits an Oct. 17 trial on six counts of aggravated robbery, each a first-degree felony punishable by a prison term of five to 99 years or life. According to a police report, Jackson admitted taking part in the robberies of six people at gunpoint during two incidents Jan. 18 in Garland and Mesquite.
Whether he should be allowed to play football while awaiting his trial is the subject of debate.
Really? In Texas?
According to police, Jackson admitted in writing to shooting at a fleeing victim in one robbery and hitting a victim with the gun in another robbery.
His would-be coach says, “Kids are kids . . . you can’t throw away a kid’s life.” Especially if he’s one of the best football players in the state.