USF kicks Laddarius Jackson off team after 2nd arrest on sexual battery

Posted May 12, 2017

Last week, Jackson, a Birmingham native, was arrested and charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment.

He has been charged with two counts of sexual battery and false imprisonment.

The University of South Florida football player in the middle of a legal case which resulted in a judge slamming coach Charlie Strong has been arrested again.

According to an arrest report filed by USF police, Jackson forced a different woman to perform sex May 1 despite her physical and verbal efforts to resist him. Taylor, a USF alum, said she was ashamed to identify as such and questioned Strong's control over his players. Taylor is a USF alumnus herself, and cited feeling embarrassed for the first time of her alma mater. He allegedly blocked the door. She washed her hair in her bathtub before he grabbed her and forcibly removed her clothes, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jackson was released from jail on a $9,500 bond less than an hour after he was booked.

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Jackson had originally been charged with sexual battery stemming from an incident on May 1, when he allegedly committed sexual battery against a woman on campus.

The report said Jackson allegedly drove the woman to a pharmacy to pick up an emergency contraceptive, then made her take it while he watched. Defensive back Hassan Childs was previously dismissed from the program back in late March after he pulled a gun out during a road rage incident.

Taylor had harsh words Jackson and Strong, the former Louisville and Texas coach who has been at USF since December. He played two games for the Bulls last season in his first year with the team after transferring in from Hinds Community College.

Officials with USF Athletics told WUSF Wednesday afternoon that Jackson is no longer a member of the football team.