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Zay Jackson Assault Case Drags On

After running down two people in a Walmart parking lot, Zay Jackson agreed to a 30-day jail term, and was suspended for a year from the team. But all that is history now. Jackson's plea deal has been spiked by a new judge, and he has decided to reject a new plea bargain. The case will now go to a grand jury. The Murray State guard is also back at practice with the team.

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Zay Jackson Agrees to 60-Day Jail Term

Murray State guard Zay Jackson was sentenced to five years in jail, of which he will serve 60 days as part of a new plea agreement in the assault case that drags back to September of 2012. Jackson's case has taken multiple twists and turns to reach this conclusion

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Opinion: Zay Jackson a Hopeful Fool

The former Murray State guard has turned down the second plea deal that he was offered, and will now take his case to court - for better or worse. Probably worse.

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Zay Jackson Indicted on Two Charges

Murray State's Zay Jackson rejected a second deal from his new judge so his case was sent to the grand jury. You get what you ask for; Jackson was indicted on two charges.

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Zay Jackson's Case To Go To Grand Jury

Zay Jackson rejected a one-year sentence from the new judge on his case today, according to the Paducah Sun.

The Murray State guard had his previous plea deal thrown out by judge Craig Clymer, a deal that would have had him spending 30 days in jail on weekends only. In its place, Clymer substituted a new deal of one year in jail.

The case will now proceed to a grand jury with the original charge of second-degree assault.

The grand jury will convene on Dec. 6 and Jackson will return to court on Dec. 11 to hear the new charges against him.

Depsite the loss of Jackson, who was expected to start this season, and several key starters from last year's 31-2 team, the Racers are 3-1, and reached the finals of the Charleston Classic. Murray State lost to Colorado 81-74 in the championship game. The Racers next face Old Dominion on Saturday.

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Jackson's Plea Deal Gone, Faces 1-Year Jail Term

The new judge in the Zay Jackson assault case has upgraded the charges, and thrown out the plea deal. Jackson now faces the prospect of a one-year jail sentence, or going to trial.

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Zay Jackson Won't Be a Racer This Year

Murray State's head coach and athletic director have agreed to suspend Zay Jackson for the entire 2012-13 basketball season after his sentencing is now complete.

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Zay Jackson Sentencing Delayed: Judge Steps Aside

The judge in the Zay Jackson assault case has recused himself on the day that official sentencing was scheduled to take place. The case will be handed to another judge who will have to approve the plea bargain that the Murray State guard agreed to.

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Here to Stay? Murray State and Zay Jackson

The reaction to the surveillance footage from the Zay Jackson parking lot incident has started to pick up steam. Is it even possible for Jackson to remain with the Racers after his jail sentence? Many people believe it might be too late.

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Video: Walmart Surveillance of Jackson Incident

The full surveillance video from the Walmart parking lot where Zay Jackson ran into two people with his car has been released.

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30 Days in Jail for Zay Jackson in Assault Case

Murray State's Zay Jackson will spend 30 days in jail as part of a plea bargain in his assault case. Jackson will continue his education post-jail, but it is unknown what direction the school will take with regards to his basketball career.

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Zay Jackson Could Face Jail Time for Assault

Zay Jackson is facing possible jail time after an alleged assault in a Walmart parking lot. The former Murray State guard is set to appear in court again on Oct. 12.

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