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Former Vol Janzen Jackson Charged With Murder

by Dan Harralson
Jun 18, 2014 11:49 PM EDT



Former Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson has been charged with murder.
Jackson, who was kicked off the Vols team in 2011 under Derek Dooley, has been in jail since September.
Jackson pleaded not guilty last month to the murder of 43-year old Frank Herrera — the long-time boyfriend of Jackson's mother. Prosecutors say Jackson strangled Herrera on Sept. 11 and left his body to decompose in the back of a car for three days.
Jackson was arrested Sept. 15 and is being held at the Twin Towers correctional facility in Los Angeles on $1 million bail.

Here's a highlight of Jackson in the 2009 Florida game:


And Derek Dooley discussing kicking Jackson off the team:


The Lake Charles, La., native was the 59th best prospect in 2009 and the third best prospect coming out of Louisiana that year (247Sports Composite).