Jackson arrested for armed robbery

Florida redshirt freshman J.C. Jackson was booked at the Alachua County Jail early Sunday morning.

The police report says that Jackson and two other men entered the apartment of an acquaintance in a Gainesville apartment complex late Saturday afternoon. Jackson opened the door to the residence without knocking, looked inside the apartment and quickly shut the door. Shortly after the two men entered the residence with Jackson, Jackson acted as if he had a phone call and walked outside the front door of the apartment.

Once Jackson left, the two other men held the resident and two of his friends that were visiting at gunpoint. The men took an estimated $382 cash and an Xbox system. One of the men pressed a gun against the resident's face and demanded to know where the drugs and money were, according to the report.

After taking the money and the Xbox, the men fled the apartment.

Jackson turned himself in Sunday morning and is being held at the Alachua County Jail on $150,000 bond.

"We are aware of the news involving J.C. Jackson, and he is currently dealing with a serious issue," Florida coach Jim McElwain said in a release. "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."

Jackson redshirted last season after having shoulder surgery to repair his labrum. He participated in drills this spring, but the coaches kept him out of contact to make sure his shoulder would be fully healthy for the start of fall camp. When on the field this spring, Jackson saw plenty of time with the first-team defense and is expected to be an important contributor to the team's secondary.

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