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Charlie Strong Ripped By Florida Judge For Control Of His Players

The South Florida coach was criticized by a Florida judge.

A Florida judge sent a message to South Florida head coach Charlie Strong, criticizing him for his control over his players.

Judge Margaret Taylor, a USF alumnae, said she was ashamed to be from the same school as Strong after one of his players, Ladarrius Jackson, appeared in court on charges of sexually battering and falsely imprisoning a woman. Jackson has since been suspended by the program.

Another USF player had been arrested earlier this offseason following a road range incident.

Here's the message Judge Taylor sent to Strong.

“Let’s just say my USF diploma is not proudly hanging in my office right now. And I have a message for your coach as well. Coach Strong, if you are listening, in the last couple of months there have been two arrests of your players - very violent felonies. This court, and I’m sure I’m not alone, questions whether you have control over your players. It’s fairly clear that you do not have control over them off the field and I guess only time will tell whether you have control over them on the field.”

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