Criminal charges dropped against Janzen Jackson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped attempted aggravated robbery charges against Tennessee freshman safety Janzen Jackson.

The Knox County District Attorney's office said Monday that charges would be dropped against the 18-year-old. Charges were also dropped against 22-year-old Marie Montmarquet, who had been accused of driving the getaway car.

The district attorney's office said neither person knew the robbery was going to happen.

Charges are still pending against Jackson's former teammates, Nu'Keese Richardson and Mike Edwards, who are accused of holding up two men at a convenience store.

Jackson's attorney, Don Bosch, says his client was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Coach Lane Kiffin said Sunday that he was waiting to make a decision about Jackson's future with the team.

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