Jayru Campbell was formally charged last week for the bodyslam of a security guard at his Cass Tech high school last month, but it seems his supporters have another idea.
A petition has been posted online on the website change.org, and so far there are just under 4,000 signatures demanding that adult charges be dropped against the 17-year-old promising quarterback.
He was officially charged last week with aggravated assault, and the intent to do great bodily harm against the 23-year-old guard that he injured.
Campbell's bodyslam went viral across the world, and it has left his MSU 2015 commit status in doubt ever since.
At least for Jayru's sake, he hasn't been found guilty yet and he's got plenty of people fighting in his corner.
Below you can read a shortened version of the online petition, which can be found if you click here.
"We the people support our youth and we want to see them prosper. This is a time to stand together and let our voices be heard. We will not continue to watch our youth be thrown away.
"Teenager Jayru Campbell has done so much positively for the city of Detroit and Michigan by way of Example.
"His dynamic athleticism helped lead Cass Tech Varsity Football team to Win 2 back to back State Championships. All the while, Jayru has met high academic standards while attending Cass Tech.
"Thanks to local and national print/media like ESPN coverage and social media tools like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Jayru has become a role model for many youth around the United States of America.
"In the wake of the in school altercation between Jayru and a security guard, which led to Jayru’s arrest. We the people were outraged that Jayru Campbell was charged as an adult."
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