An incoming freshman football player at Oklahoma who was arrested earlier this year on a weapons charge has made a video during which he raps about guns and shooting people.


An incoming freshman football player at Oklahoma who was arrested earlier this year on a weapons charge has made a video during which he raps about guns and shooting people.

The 74-second, profanity-laced video featuring wide receiver Josh Jarboe is circulating on the Internet. It appears to have been filmed in a university athletic dormitory.

Oklahoma athletic department spokesman Kenny Mossman did not immediately return a phone message left Thursday by The Associated Press.

Jarboe signed with the Sooners in February. In March, he was arrested after an assistant principal at Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga., told a school police officer he saw Jarboe grab a gun from a car.

Jarboe was expelled from school, but completed his high school degree online.

He pleaded guilty in late May in Georgia to charges of bringing a gun to school and carrying a pistol without a license. A judge reduced the charges to misdemeanors because Jarboe was a first-time offender and sentenced Jarboe to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service.

The felony charges could have prevented Jarboe from attending Oklahoma.

After Jarboe's guilty plea, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops issued a statement saying that the Sooners "look forward to a long and successful career for him both academically and on the football field.

"He became involved in a situation at his school during his senior year that certainly has caused us concern. At the same time, we have personal knowledge of Josh through our recruiting contact with him and from personal references from his school and individuals of authority in his life."

Stoops said then that "we have already stressed to him that his citizenship is of the utmost importance. He understands that anything less than exemplary behavior will not be tolerated."

 

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