Trojans dismiss Jarboe

Published 8:34 pm Friday, August 13, 2010

After two trouble-filled years, the Troy football program has cut ties with wide receiver Josh Jarboe.

“It’s a shame,” head coach Larry Blakeney said Friday evening about the 6-foot-3-inch, 195 pound receiver. “I feel like I have failed him.

“But I had dealt with situations involving him for two years – There were some recent incidents that wound up being the straws the broke the camel’s back, so to speak.”

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In the past two years, university police cited Jarboe twice for misdemeanor harassment in 2009 and disorderly conduct earlier this year.

While Blakeney would not go into details about what prompted the dismissal, he said it was “nothing really big.”

“It was consistent things,” the coach said. “Things that went against team rules and policies.

“And I had to finally do something,” Blakeney said.

The coach said he would help the former Trojan transfer to Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss., a Junior College where he could get playing time in hopes of getting back to the Division 1 level.

After just one season with the Trojans, Jarboe finished with 15 receptions for 248 yards and one touchdown.

“Coming into the season, I was hoping that (Josh) would be able to contribute to the team anyway he could,” Blakeney said.

“I didn’t have real high expectations for him, but I figured he could do some things for us.

“That’s not the way it turned out for either the team or him and now, we are moving on,” the coach added.

This is the second time Jarboe has been dismissed from a Division 1 football program, with the first taking place in the 2008 at the University of Oklahoma after a profanity filled video of the wide receiver appeared on

Before, the incident at Oklahoma, Jarboe was booked into the DeKalb County jail in Atlanta, accused of receiving stolen property and having a weapon on school property, according to reports from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.