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Ex-Florida Player J.C. Jackson Acquitted on Armed Robbery Charges

Former Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson has been found not guilty Friday on three counts of armed robbery.

And, yes, he wants to come back to the Gators.

Jackson, a defensive back who had been expected to start before the April 18 incident in Gainesville, also was cleared of a burglary charge.

The jury delivered the verdict after about three hours of deliberation.

Jackson told reporters afterward that he still would like to play for the Gators.

"At this point in time, we've not heard from the University of Florida," one of his two attorneys, Stephen Stanfield, said this afternoon. "We've heard from a lot of other universities that have already called to offer congratulations."

Jackson has not been enrolled at Florida since his arrest in April. To return, he might need clearance from the university's student conduct committee.

"Within 10 or 15 seconds of the judge saying, 'You're not guilty,' he turned and looked at me and said, 'Mr. Stanfield, can I go play for the Gators now?' He wants to play for the Gators. He doesn't want to go anywhere else."

Associated Press contributed reporting.

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