Zay Jackson, a sophomore guard at Murray State, got into a confrontation with a couple in a Wal-Mart parking lot in September. Jackson pushed his shopping cart into a car and when the couple called him. Jackson then drove his car around the parking lot to continue the argument. When Jason Clement went to take a picture of his license plate, Jackson bumped him with his car. When the couple got in front of Jackson, he accelerated and took Clement for a ride on the hood of his car. On Friday, he plead guilty and began a 30-day sentence. Amazingly, Murray State has not sent Jackson packing. From the Murray Ledger:
“He made a mistake, he’s taken responsibility for that mistake, he’s been accountable for it, and we’re going to do everything we can to help him through this and let him know that he has the support of the Murray State program,” Ward said.
“He’s got some tough days ahead of him. It hasn’t been easy on him, these last couple of months, not being a part of the team activities, but we will continue to work through those times and we’ll be there for Zay, and he’s going to be a very big part of this program, and he will be part of the team this year.”
That’s impressive commitment to somebody that tried to run two people over with a car. It also seems like a fairly light sentence. Jackson scored 4.9 points and averaged 2.3 assists in 18 minutes a game last season.
[h/t: The Dagger]