Former Ohio Basketball Player Gets 2 Years In Jail For Robbery

BOWLING GREEN (AP) - A judge sentenced a former Bowling Green basketball player to two years in jail for robbing a carryout.

Trent Jackson, a senior on last year's Falcons team, told the judge Thursday in Wood County Common Pleas Court that he didn't know why he robbed the store.

He pleaded guilty to robbery in January.

Jackson, 23, was wearing a wig and a bandanna around his face when he entered 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 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 those charges.

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