It has been a tough spring and summer for J.C. Jackson. While fighting for a starting job in the spring for Jim McElwain's Florida Gators, things were going great. Then one day soon after, things went south.
Jackson, who has maintained his innocense all along was being charged with four counts of armed robbery, four felonies that were being pushed for the maximum 120 years sentence by the State Attorney's office in Gainesville.
Although Jackson who claimed his innocense, says he never saw the actually perpetrators of the crime, and has maintained he has no idea who they are, he was being charged even after not having had a weapon of any kind in his possession that anyone knew of.
It has been six months since Jackson was kicked out of school, forced to go the junior college route (he's in California playing football) and not allowed back on campus at Florida. All of that has changed now after his name was cleared according to early reports from The Gainesville Sun reporter Cindy Swirko.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jackson after acquittal. Says he would like to plAy for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFGators?src=hash">#UFGators</a>. Atty says other D1 schools will be contacted <a href="https://t.co/0VwnjaTloo">pic.twitter.com/0VwnjaTloo</a></p>— Cindy (@cindyswirko) <a href="https://twitter.com/cindyswirko/status/665259396511965184">November 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Although Jackson is quoted in the tweet above about wanting to come back to Florida, the belief is that will not happen. A very talented athlete, Jackson will have plenty of options moving forward.
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