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Suspended MSU CB jailed for violating probation

Posted on: October 25, 2010 5:43 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Michigan State cornerback Chris Rucker was a crucial piece of the Spartans defense until he violated his probation by operating a vehicle while intoxicated earlier this month.  Head coach Mark Dantonio quickly issued an indefinite suspension for the senior, who was already on probation for his involvement in an on-campus fight less than a year ago.  

While his Spartan teammates spend the week preparing for one of the biggest games of the season at Iowa, Rucker is with his new teammates at Ingham County Jail.  East Lansing District Court Judge David Jordon said Rucker pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving, and will be released on Thursday after serving an eight day sentence.  He also received two additional years of probation as part of the plea agreement.  

The Spartans have moved on without Rucker on the field, and Dantonio has them focused on defending their undefeated record in Iowa City on Saturday.  The jailing should not serve as a major personnel issue on the field or off-field distraction for Michigan State, though it is unfortunate for Rucker.  He was a preseason All-Big Ten selection, and had already started his senior season with strong performances against Notre Dame and Wisconsin.  

Rucker's role with the football program in the future is yet to be determined, and Dantonio is not expected to address the issue until his weekly news conference on Tuesday.

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Comments

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:32 am
 

Suspended MSU CB jailed for violating probation

The street where he got pulled over is student ghetto party central and is ONE BLOCK OFF THE POLICE STATION! How can you be such a fool when you have such a good thing going? Do you think they're not going to be patrolling the night of the Michigan game? Walk, for Christ's sake. Or get a floozy hanger-on to take the wheel. Even in the middle of this great run, MSU continues to make headlines for players getting arrested. It's what they've become known for more than anything else.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:13 am
 

He Must Be An X UGA Player

      
;     &nbs
p;     I thought UGA was the only school where the players try to throw away their future by driving drunk or driving after the judge said no driving dummy. Maybe this one read about the UGA dummys and decided to try it.


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