“Slurp” remembered at PCC

This from the PCC Courier:

Members of the PCC community are mourning the death of Darryl Stephens, a former football player at PCC who had a troubled stay on campus and died on Monday in a suspected suicide.

Stephens was found in an apartment in Upland after Upland Police responded to reports of gunshots on Sunday.

“According to Upland [Police], in their investigation, suicide was indicated,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony DeCecio.

“I cried like a baby [when I found out],” said PCC Professor Jessie Moore, who taught Stephens. “Darryl used to call me mom. He was that kind of guy. He had issues, like we all do, but was working on his issues.”

According to San Bernardino County Coroner Spokeswoman Sandy Fatland, Stephens was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m. Monday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center after an original injury at 10:23 a.m. Sunday described as a “gun shot to the upper body.”

Jack Scott defends sex offenders on campus

Here’s what the state Sen. told PCC’s Courier staff regarding Darryl “Slurp” Stephens:

“I’m a strong believer in second chances. If someone has served his time and is deemed worthy to reenter society, a public school should not prevent that person from obtaining an education,” said Scott.

Scott was speaking in an interview after his appearance at the Faculty Flex Day.

The senator’s comments came in the wake of revelations that “Slurp” a PCC wide receiver/tight end was on the PCC fottball team’s roster while wearing a GPS ankle bracelet designed to track high risk sex offenders. 

Stephens had been convicted of rape and is listed on the state’s Megan’s Law Web site.