This rapper is no longer a player.
Jay Harris, a hotshot receiver from Downingtown High School East in Exton, Pa., saw his football scholarship revoked by Michigan State University after his explicit rap videos appeared on YouTube, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Despite the excitement he once expressed on Facebook about becoming a Spartan, Harris told the Inquirer that he wanted out of the full ride to pursue a rap career, but that he hadn't had the courage to tell his parents. A Michigan State spokesman told the outlet that the decision was "mutual."
Harris, aka Jay DatBull, recently posted nine obscenity-laced hip-hop videos on YouTube. One in particular (watch above), titled "Datbull 4 Life," might have most influenced Michigan State. In addition to celebrating his female conquests, he is shown twice smoking what appears to be marijuana. The second time is in a car.
The video had collected more than 90,000 hits by early Wednesday afternoon -- and lots of visitor response. Some applauded Harris; others warned he was throwing his life away.
Though Harris told the Inquirer that producer M. Stacks would work with him this summer, Stacks' manager, Miguel Brown Sr., told The Huffington Post that Stacks had had no contact with Harris. However, given the increasing traffic to Harris's YouTube videos, Brown added that he would reach out to Harris to perhaps make some kind of deal.
"I know he has the gumption to do what he does and somebody is listening to him," Brown said to HuffPost.