Saturday, June 19, 2010


YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio State class of 2010 commit, defensive end/linebacker Jamel Turner (Ursuline/Youngstown), is currently in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning.

Turner, who played football at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in 2009, after being ruled ineligible to participate in athletics at Ursuline High School following his junior football season, was visiting a female friend — 17-year old Tracy Banks — on Saturday morning, when a man who is believed to have been an ex-boyfriend of Banks, entered the home and shot both she and Turner multiple times.

Banks was pronounced dead when police arrived on the scene.

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel issued the following statement ...

"I'm so sad to hear of Jamel's misfortune," Tressel said. "I have not communicated with Jamel, but am certainly praying for him at this time."

This is the second time in the past two months that Turner has been the victim of a shooting. In April, Turner was shot twice when a car pulled along side the automobile he was riding in and opened fire, catching the Buckeye recruit in the ankle and hip. The injuries that were not serious.

However, this time the injuries are being reported as life threatening.

More to come ...

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