MSU's Derrick Nix pleads guilty, will be reinstated to team
Michigan State center Derrick Nix was suspended indefinitely a week and a half ago after being arrested and charged with marijuana possession and operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs. He pleaded guilty to impaired driving and will be reinstated to the team.
Nix was suspended indefinitely on April 3 after being arrested and charged with marijuana possession and operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs. The reduced charge of impaired driving is a misdemeanor. The charge of marijuana possession was dismissed.
Head coach Tom Izzo also announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that Nix would be reinstated to the team, but his behavior will dictate the length of his suspension.
“I gotta become a man,” Nix said, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Nix, a 6-foot-9 native of Detroit, averaged 8.1 points and 3.8 rebounds this past season. He will play a bigger role next season, with Draymond Green graduating.
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