Alabama State’s Jacob Freeman may have altered the trajectory of his life due to his shocking misconduct witnessed by thousands of spectators at a recent game.
A video that circulated on Twitter over the weekend captured an alarming incident involving Jacob Freeman, a wide receiver for Alabama State University. Following the team’s road loss to Florida A&M on Saturday, the footage shows Freeman, wearing jersey number 16, approaching the stands.
However, a security guard intervenes, leading to Freeman becoming agitated and engaging in a verbal dispute with the guard before physically striking him. Subsequently, Freeman’s teammates step in to restrain him, while the security guard holds his injured nose.
As a result of his actions, the Alabama State football player was apprehended, as indicated in a police report.
He was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Leon County Jail on charges of battery following his arrest by Florida A&M University Police.
Freeman, who had transferred to Alabama State from Georgia State, faced immediate suspension from the team according to TMZ.
“The incident that the kid had was unfortunate, and he was 100 percent to blame. We can’t have that. It is a bad representation of himself, Alabama State, and the SWAC conference,” said head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. Monday during the SWAC coaches’ media availability. “He understands that incidents like that are a mistake, but you still have to suffer the consequences. That’s how life goes. He understands that, and he’s remorseful, but at the same time, he has to go through the process of his actions.”
Freeman is no longer listed on ASU’s roster.
He has been released from custody, but it remains uncertain whether he will be reinstated to the football team.
Following the loss on Saturday, ASU’s record stands at 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the SWAC. The team is set to play Alcorn at home on Saturday, September 30.