Mississippi State junior college defensive tackle commit Jesse Bowman, who is currently serving a five-day jail sentence for misdemeanor charges of trespassing and simple assault, will not sign his letter-of-intent from the Lincoln County, Miss., jail, according to his coach.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College head coach Glenn Davis confirmed to Rivals.com on Wednesday that Bowman would sign on Saturday, after he is released from jail. Davis had no further comment.
The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported today that the 6-foot-1, 335-pounder was given the five-day jail term stemming from a July 3 altercation with an ex-girlfriend and her male companion.
Bowman originally was charged with a felony county of burglary, but District Attorney Dee Bates reduced the charges.
Bowman was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the trespassing count, with 175 days suspended. He also received a six-month sentence for simple assault, which was completely suspended. Bowman will be on probation for two years for that charge.
The paper went on to say that Bowman also had to pay a $500 fine, restitution to the victims for medical bills and property damage and court costs. He also was ordered to complete an anger management program.
Bowman is the nation's No. 52 overall junior college prospect according to Rivals.com. He committed to State over Ole Miss.