Tarvaris Jackson takes college coaching gig with arrest behind him

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Former Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is set to become a graduate assistant coach at Alabama State University.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Jackson will have a focus on coaching quarterbacks at his alma mater. Eventually he wants to move into coaching at the professional ranks.

I do want to coach on a professional level,’’ Jackson said. “Of course, you have dreams. … In the back of my head, I do want to be a head coach one day, but right now I want to be the best quarterback, grad assistant coach that I can be … I want to just focus as much as I can on learning the coaching side.”

Jackson’s playing career was effectively ended with an arrest in June 2016 regarding an alleged domestic incident with his wife. The police report alleged that Jackson threatened to kill his wife, Lakitta, and loaded a gun at a house the family was staying at on vacation in Kissimmee, Fla.

Jackson pleaded not guilty to the charges and they were ultimately dismissed due to a lack of evidence in the case. He remains married to his wife and said the police report had false information. He said their argument never got physical and he never pulled a gun on her.

However, he admits he made a false statement to police, which didn’t help his situation.

Jackson spent 10 years in the NFL with the majority of his time split between Minnesota and Seattle.

11 responses to “Tarvaris Jackson takes college coaching gig with arrest behind him

  1. Good luck to him. It wasn’t his fault that Brad Childress over drafted him and put the weight of a franchise on his back more than once. Had he had more time to develop, then he may have had more success as a starter.

    Still, good luck to him in his new career.

  2. Good luck, pal. But it is worrisome when someone pulls a gun on his wife while on vacation. If vacation time is that stressful, what happens when you go home ?

  3. The fact that the Vikings traded up into the second round to draft him tells me more about the incompetence of the Viking’s talent evaluators than it does his talent level. Apparently that talent is limited also in telling the truth. How shocked should we be that yet another Viking or Ex Viking was arrested, they lead the NFL in that dept.

  4. The fact that the Vikings traded up into the second round to draft him tells me more about the incompetence of the Viking’s talent evaluators than it does his talent level. Apparently that talent is limited also in telling the truth. How shocked should we be that yet another Viking or Ex Viking was arrested, they lead the NFL in that dept.
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    The Vikings have had 1 player arrested in the last 3 years. He was arrested for DUI and cut the next day. In the past the Vikings had a lot of arrests. A change in ownership, management and Coaching slowly improved all of that crap. I shouldn’t be surprised that a Packer fan is focusing on things that happened in the past. I guess when you’re a 3rd place team thats all you have.

  5. While Tarvaris always seemed like a good guy, I have to wonder if all the Alabama State University QBs will now be throwing 7 foot jump passes at their receiver’s feet next season. . . .

  6. whatjusthappened is the Pack finished 7-9 and are panicking/scrambling to make any change to get back in the race for the NFC North. Will be fun to watch them crash and burn once again next season…

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