The felony charge for armed robbery against J.C. Jackson is expected to be dropped this week, but he will not be allowed to return to the Florida team because of a decision made by the University Athletic Association, Fightin’ Gators has learned. A meeting with university officials and Jackson this past week was going to allow him to return to classes Monday assuming the felony charges were cleared.
Jackson was arrested in mid-April on a felony charge of armed robbery. According to the police report, Jackson entered into an apartment and was accompanied by two men. He then walked outside the apartment to take a phone call and never returned. The two men that entered behind Jackson held the resident and his friend at gunpoint, taking money and two gaming systems.
However, Jackson’s attorneys do not believe this to be the case and believe that he will be cleared some time this week.
Jackson was involved in two other documented instances.
He was in the car when Treon Harris was stopped and charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without a license. Police said the car had an odor of marijuana came from the car and two plastic bags were found in the car that looked to have a small amount of marijuana. Jackson was also a victim in a drive-by shooting where a bullet grazed him on Christmas Eve in 2014. He wasn’t cited for anything in either instance.
Jackson redshirted last season to allow a shoulder injury to heal, but he spent time working with the first team defense during spring practice.