Report: Jackson facing charges

MU coaches have no comment on freshman quarterback’s situation.
Thursday, August 19, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:25 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Missouri’s Darrell Jackson, a promising freshman quarterback, is facing undisclosed juvenile charges in the St. Louis County Family Court, according to a report on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Web site.

Jackson missed Wednesday’s morning practice but returned for the afternoon workout.

Team officials said Jackson left for St. Louis on Tuesday night for personal reasons, but they had no further explanation for his absence.

The report also said prosecutors have filed a petition to certify Jackson as an adult. The certification hearing is set for Sept. 16 and will be closed to the public.

As a senior at Webster Groves High, Jackson was ranked the No. 17 quarterback by SuperPrep Magazine. He was ranked the No. 20 prospect overall.

Meanwhile, Tony Temple, a freshman running back, was back with the team Wednesday after missing a week of action because of academic issues with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. Temple said the issues are taken care of, and teammates are helping him get back to speed.

According to NCAA rules, Temple was not allowed to have contact with the team during his appeal and Temple returned to Kansas City.

In his return practice, Temple wore shoulder pads and shorts while the rest of the Tigers were in full pads. He wore a red jersey, meaning no contact until he has taken part in five permissible practices.

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