Sorry to break up the “welcome Mr. Cash” party…
When we were over at the other place that we don’t talk about anymore, we brought you the unfortunate news that 2010 Ohio State Signee Jamel Turner had left Fork Union Academy and returned to Youngstown.
This was concerning for Buckeye fans due to the fact that his tenure at Fork Union had been instigated by some off the field issues while at home. From the reports we had, he was excited to be at the military academy, had turned things around, and was thankful for Coach Tressel and the staff sticking with him.
Now comes word that Mr. Turner was involved in a shooting, and was struck in the ankle and hip by unknown assailants. As the investigation continues, it has been revealed that there were two handguns and a bag that was believe to have contained marijuana in the car that he was riding in.
We’ll keep you updated as this situation continues.
UPDATE: The Dispatch gives more specificity from the police report-
He was a back-seat passenger in the Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 32-year-old Youngstown man, Ramses Terry. The third person in the car was Jamal Turner, Jamel’s twin brother.
According to all three men, they were southbound on Interstate 680 in Youngstown when a black car, possibly with tinted windows, sped up next to them and several shots were fired.
Terry was also injured, in his left hand. Jamal Turner was not hit. The men drove to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and were treated in the emergency room.
As already reported, police found two handguns in the car, along with two bags containing suspected marijuana, and three white pills. The police listed those items as belonging to Terry, since he is the owner of the car.
Additionally, our friends over at Eleven Warriors give some great insight into the character and focus of Mr. Turner:
Fighting through adversity usually makes any young man stronger in the end (like Eddie George, Cris Carter, etc.). What have you learned from your situation and how do you plan to move forward in the future with those lessons?
I mean sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn and that’s just life. I feel that I’ve learned more than most young men and, that in a way, it puts me at an advantage over others.
If you could tell Buckeye Nation one thing, what would it be?
Well don’t count me out, but count on me because I’m hungry and I want it. I won’t fail the Buckeye Nation.