Kansas' Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car


Jackson was charged in February with misdemeanor criminal damage to property after he followed a female student to her auto, then proceeded to kick the driver's-side door and rear tail light.

"(O) btain a substance abuse evaluation" by June 30 and "complete all the treatment recommendations listed in the evaluation". If the evaluation doesn't make any treatment recommendations, Jackson must complete alcohol information classes by October 31. Jackson was the team's leading rebounder (6.0 per game) and top 3-point shooter (43.8 percent), and its second-leading scorer (10.5) behind Trimble, who signed with an agent last month to end his storied career in College Park.

He pleaded not guilty in April and his attorney said he would seek diversion for Jackson, who is expected to be a top-five pick in next month's National Basketball Association draft after a standout freshman season with the Jayhawks. He said he yelled at Calvert and called her names before she got into her vehicle and locked the doors.

If Jackson violates his 12-month diversion, he would pay restitution of $3,150 to Calvert. "Calvert entered her 2016 Ford Focus, which is registered to Timothy Calvert, and locked the doors".

"I kicked her vehicle, breaking the left rear taillight and denting the driver's door", Jackson said in the document.

Of course, there are far worse things than kicking a auto, and most people are guilty of making a few poor decisions while in college. Jackson, however, was given a lesser charge.

If Jackson completes the diversion agreement, the state agrees that the case against him in Douglas County District Court will be dismissed with prejudice. The vehicle suffered $3,150.45 in damages, including cracks in the windshield, but police could not prove that Jackson was exclusively responsible, helping him avoid the felony charge that kicks in when $1,000 worth of damage has been done.