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Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:25 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Two Michigan State football players were arrested in Aspen, Colorado early on Thursday morning while on spring break. Rising senior tight end Brian Linthicum and rising sophomore linebacker Max Bullough are the duo picked up by police. 

Linthicum was charged with a misdemeanor third-degree assault and eluding an officer following an incident at a bar in Aspen. Bullough, who is only 19, was also charged with eluding an officer and for being a minor in possession of alcohol. Both will have to make a return trip to Colorado for a Pitkin County court appearance on April 19.

Michigan State is yet to release an official statement on the matter, though spokesman John Lewandowski did say that head coach Mark Dantonio is in Indianapolis to watch the Michigan State basketball team compete in the Big Ten tournament.

Both players are expected to compete for starting jobs this year, as Linthicum had 18 receptions for 230 yards as a junior, and Bullough made 21 tackles as a freshman. There's no telling how this incident will affect their standing with the team, though I can't imagine it's going to help either's case.
Comments

Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

People do that all the time on these boards... it never ends.  They justify everything as kids will be kids or an everyone does it mentality when in reality that's not true at all.  They do the same thing with drinking and driving.... everybody does it they say.....  every time an athlete gets into trouble they think it's ok.
I have relatives spending 25 grand per year for their son to attend MSU which includes tuition and room and board.  In the end it's going to cost them between 100 and 125 thousand dollars.... big money.  They are not rich... they work good jobs but the key word there is WORK.... bust their butts actually to make it happen...
These punks get a free ride and in return they get the school a black eye like this??   I normally believe in 2nd chances in life, really I do.  But when you're getting what these kids are getting, a free education and every other perk they get for being an athlete at a major school you have to be careful.  Thus when somebody says they should lose their scholarship, I can't really argue with them.

There was a time when coaches commanded haircuts, curfews, and had no-nonsense rules. There was a time when it was considered significantly harmful for an athlete to drink. Maybe those Draconian times were not so bad after all.

Anyone coming around starting another rag about paying players take note. If those kids can afford to go to Florida or Texas or Colorado for spring break (with money to spend on all the associated "social activities") then they do NOT need their pockets further lines with greenbacks.

I believe in case by case assesment. I believe in 2nd chances. I also believe that all of us are too far divorced from the situation to be able to fairly judge those kids.

Trial by media is totally unacceptable.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

The Big Ten is full of corruption.  It all stars at the top with the school officials, works its way to the coaches, then to ultimately to the players.  Blend in the alumni interference and it all spells trouble.  Your coaches lie.  Your coaches cheat.  Your school presidents look the other way.  Your players run amuck.  But, during expansion, you stood on your pedestals and proclaimed your high academic standards.  Let me ask you, "How many credits is Corruption 101?" Now, I can't wait to hear the "every conference and school does this" comebacks.  Prove it!
And you allowed Rodriguez to violate NCAA rules for years! Talk about corruption!



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

They should get more than a five game suspension...it's a worse crime than selling your own property!!

(A) That is YOUR opinion.
(B) The two incidents are governed by different organizationa and different rules. You are comparing apples to oranges.

FYI, selling those items constitutes a loss of amateur standing, based on the money involved and the NCAA definition of amateur. Feel fortunate that those OSU players did not lose their eligibility.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

Come on guys, Don't do this. Do not resemble that OSU program of recruiting crooks, thugs, and other anti-establishment derelicts to perform in your program. If these guys want to act that way then expell them from your program. Let Michigan universities be the example to follow for integrity, honor, and intellectual responsibility, in the name of quality students and atheletes. let these players go elsewhere for there unfavorable acts.

I have a suggestion for you. Pop a beer. Get comfortable. Put your feet up and enjoy the evening by reading the NCAA Sanctions imposed on McCheatin' U.




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

Congrads OSU, Iowa and MSU players for making a$$es of yourselves and tarnishing the Big Ten's reputation. Over the past few months collectively you have made USC and Auburn look like respectable institutions.

Congrats to McCheatin U for those much deserved sanctions that so highly polished up the Big Ten's reputation.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

And who do you root for?  I am not a MSU fan in any way but would love to hear what angelic conference your team is a part of.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 10:29 am
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

This is what happens when you have unworthy individuals being somewhere they shouldn't be. Take your ignorant a$$es to Crested Butte. 




Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 6:01 am
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

The Big Ten is full of corruption.  It all stars at the top with the school officials, works its way to the coaches, then to ultimately to the players.  Blend in the alumni interference and it all spells trouble.  Your coaches lie.  Your coaches cheat.  Your school presidents look the other way.  Your players run amuck.  But, during expansion, you stood on your pedestals and proclaimed your high academic standards.  Let me ask you, "How many credits is Corruption 101?" Now, I can't wait to hear the "every conference and school does this" comebacks.  Prove it!



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:42 am
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

WHITE BOYS GETTING IN TROUBLE? AND THEY HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO ASPEN. NOT FLINT OR DETROIT, BUT ASPEN! 



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:25 am
 

Michigan State players arrested in Colorado

Congrads OSU, Iowa and MSU players for making a$$es of yourselves and tarnishing the Big Ten's reputation. Over the past few months collectively you have made USC and Auburn look like respectable institutions. 


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