UF Football Player Arrested After Armed Robbery, Released On $150,000-Bond

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UF football player JC Jackson was arrested yesterday for his involvement in an armed Robbery on Saturday. He is currently in the ASO jail on a $150,000 bond.
University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson was arrested Monday for his involvement in an armed robbery on Saturday. He was released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday. Photo provided by Gainesville Police Department

UPDATE, April 22 11:00 a.m.: University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson was released on $150,000-bond at 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail.

UPDATE, April 21 11:50 a.m.: A University of Florida football player was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery, Gainesville Police Department’s Public Information Officer Benjamin Tobias wrote in an email.

According to the police report, redshirt freshman J.C. Jackson contacted the victim Saturday afternoon asking if he wanted to hang out and smoke marijuana.  Jackson had been to the victim’s home before on other occasions and was recognized immediately by the resident.

The report stated that when the resident opened the door to Jackson, two black males, who were unknown to the resident, followed him into the apartment. Jackson left almost immediately. One of the two men pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the resident and two visitors and forced them to lay on the ground.

According to the report, the two men took $382 from the victims’ pockets along with two game consoles and the resident’s marijuana. Jackson was positively identified by all three victims and is currently being held in the ASO jail.

Coach McElwain released a statement yesterday saying, “We are aware of the news… We don’t condone any of his actions… It is being handled accordingly.”

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