Florida judge says she's 'ashamed' to be USF alum after second player's arrest

The new accusation comes in connection with an incident that occurred before Jackson's arrest last week on the same charges.

Florida judge Margaret Taylor ripped into South Florida coach Charlie Strong and the football program after the second player in two months was arrested.

Defensive end Ladarrius Jackson was arrested Monday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, then falsely imprisoning her. Both charges are felonies.

Taylor's address to Jackson in his court appearance on Wednesday included how "embarrassed and ashamed" she is to be an alum of the school, and that she questioned whether Strong had "control over (his) players."

Taylor's entire statement can be read below, via CBS 10 News:

"I graduated from USF, I'm an alumni, graduated from USF in 1989, long before there was a football team. And while USF may not be the top-ranked school in the nation, I was never ashamed of being an alum until now.

"Embarrassed and ashamed, Mr. Jackson. Let's just say that 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 for 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 you do not have control of them off the field, and I guess only time will tell whether you have control over them on the field.

"I would implore you to think long and hard about whether being head coach at USF is a good fit for you before any other members of this community have to suffer at the hands of one of your players.

"Mr. Jackson, again assuming the facts surrounding your charges are true, your behavior is reprehensible."

In March, safety Hassan Childs was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and marijuana possession. He has since been dismissed from the team.

Strong responded Wednesday afternoon, saying he is saddened that "the actions of two players over the past two months have harmed the reputation of our program, of our wonderful university and of my character."

Strong took over the USF program in December, less than a month after he was fired from Texas last season.

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