Oct 12, 2012 10:36 AM
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State basketball player Zaveral "Zay" Jackson has pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment and will be sentenced to 30 days in jail.
WPSD-TV in Paducah reported that Jackson entered the plea Friday in Calloway Circuit Court and will begin serving jail time immediately. The wanton endangerment charges are downgrades from the initial charges of assault.
Formal sentencing will take place October 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Police say Jackson used his car to strike two people Sept. 9 in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Murray. The 20-year-old Hammond, La., native was expected to be a starting guard for the Racers this season.
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