Former BGSU Basketball Player Pleads Guilty To Robbery

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - A former Bowling Green basketball player pleaded guilty to robbing a carryout and could be sentenced to two years in jail.

Trent Jackson, a senior on last year's Falcons team, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of robbery. Prosecutors said they will recommend a two-year jail sentence.

Jackson, 23, was wearing a wig and a bandanna around his face when he robbed the store near campus in July, police said.

A police officer spotted Jackson riding a bicycle carrying an overstuffed book bag. They later found a disguise, a knife and $2,100 dollars in a bag outside his apartment.

Jackson originally signed with Ohio State after being recruited by former coach Randy Ayers.

Jim O'Brien, who replaced Ayers, dismissed Jackson in 1997 after he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest outside a bar. A jury acquitted Jackson of all charges.

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