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Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:52 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In the third quarter of Michigan State's 28-14 victory over Michigan last Saturday, MSU star defensive end Will Gholston was seen throwing a punch at Michigan lineman Taylor Lewan, connecting somewhere around Lewan's neck or lower face mask. The incident drew a 15-yard penalty against Gholston, but he wasn't ejected, and Mark Dantonio left him in the game for the rest of the afternoon. Similarly, Dantonio left Gholston atop the Spartan depth chart this week heading into a critical battle with Wisconsin.

The Big Ten wasn't exactly impressed with Dantonio's approach to discipline, it seems, because the conference announced today that Gholston would be suspended for one game after the incident:

The Big Ten determined that Gholston’s actions at the end of the third quarter of the Michigan contest violated Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01.1.A.1 - “Striking or attempting to strike or otherwise physically abusing an official, opposing coach, spectator or athlete.” The conference office also publicly reprimanded Gholston for his actions.

The Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement states that “It shall be the responsibility of each member university to ensure that all of its students and all individuals employed by or directly associated with it comport themselves in a sportslike manner when representing their university, especially at intercollegiate athletic contests.”

After the Michigan-MSU game, we groused that Mark Dantonio's reputation as a disciplinarian didn't match his record, and that his stated policy of "zero tolerance" has now become more of a running gag than an actual aspect of Dantonio's approach to running his team. This latest move by Dantonio -- to figuratively punt on suspending a player who punched an opponent on the field of play, and make the Big Ten take care of it -- sounds much more like a coach concerned with winning the next game than one willing to take discipline seriously.

And hey, if Dantonio wants to leave player suspensions up to the conference, that's fine; that's exactly why the Big Ten has this policy in place. But it still doesn't paint MSU's program in a positive light when it comes to keeping the Spartans on the straight and narrow path.

Comments

Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:36 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

The officials should have tossed Gholston right after the punch.  It's in the rules.  I have no complaint with that.



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:35 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

Go right ahead. But right now Michigan sucks.

Scoreboard



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:26 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

MSU played one of the dirtiest games that I have seen in a long time. There were so many cheap shots on Denard. Gholston is a friggin lunatic. I don't know why he wasn't tossed from the game after that punch. That being said, MSU has taken control of this series because they are simply more physical than Michigan right now.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:23 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

Try again...


Or do I need to post it for you? 



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:18 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

h34-25-2 Michigan leads. But you are the one bringing up your glorious past.  But your present sucks.

Another history lesson; Mark Dantonio vs Michigan 4-1.

Sports is about the here and now.  And right now Michigan sucks.  Deal with it.



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:14 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

For all of you Michigan/Bitch-again fans; do you recall the Jonas Mouton punching incident in the win over Notre Dame in '09?  Probably not, because Michigan won the game.

To refresh your memory, Rich Rod said he didn't see it and said it all happen in the pile.  Michigan did not suspend Mouton, but the Big Ten did.  Did Mouton get a personal foul for that? No.  The big difference here is that Gholston did commit the fouls and MSU did receive two penalties as a result.  MSU penalties gave Michigan six of their 20 first downs.  MSU's penalties were about the only thing keeping Michigan in the game.

What was the Michigan fan reaction to Mouton's actions?  No big deal.

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Of course, others thought differently.

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The unreal thing is that this Gholston incident received this much attention.  Had Michigan won, you would have heard nothing.  They lost and they bitched big time to the Big Ten.  Just like the whiners that they are.  Go beat someone good and shut up.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:05 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

MSU fans should just shut up this week already.  Their university was embarrased not only by a rabid football player punching people and trying to twist heads off of defenseless players but also by a lack of discipline throughout the entire staff all the way up to the AD.  Then they come on message boards and try to talk tough and somehow defend this revolting behavior.  This truly is a rotten display of egotisitcal and ignorant decorum and it is being carried out througout the entire university from the fans, players, coaches, and administration.  Disgusting.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:03 am
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

History lesson for you in regard to the all-time series.  How many of the first 50 games that Michigan and MSU played football were played in Ann Arbor?  Answer: 44  Sounds like a fair series, doesn't it?  I mean Michigan really wanted to make it fair.  It wasn't until 1958 that the series became a home-and-home series



Translation =  Cry


Thanks for the history lesson though. Now tell us.. what's the series record since 1958?     

 

 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:02 am
 

Saint Dantonio, "disciplinarian..."

Saint Dantonio allows players to go directly from jumpsuit orange to Sparty green and white as soon as they are released from jail.  He gave as little discipline as he possibly could to the 14 players who beat up innocent students in a frathouse for the "crime" of living there a couple of Thanksgivings ago.  His idea of "discipline" is to give multiple "second chances" to any player who can contribute to the team on the field.  
 
Saint Dantonio learned how to coach dirty play at OSU and continues to coach dirty play at MSU.  It is impossible to discipline a player like Gholston for dirty play when the coaching staff obviously not only condones it but coaches it and encourages it.  When the team's DC brags to the media that he coaches "sixty minutes of unnecessary roughness" and says he is "glad they don't call it on every play," the DC should be fired, the head coach should be fired, and the Athletic Director should be fired if he isn't the one firing the coaches.
 
Little Brother is so desperate to escape the shadow of the University of Michigan that they will ignore any off-field incidents and all on-field incidents that don't involve prosecution by the police.  I really wouldn't be surprised if the MSU coaching staff spends a lot of time recruiting players from the state prison facility in nearby Jackson.  
 
This weekend is a great example of why University of Michigan fans enjoy saying this: SPARTY, NOOOOOOOO! 



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:53 pm
 

Big Ten suspends MSU DE Gholston for one game

lYou can keep talking about the lopsided series record, because for the past four years, that's all you can talk about as a Bitch-again er Michigan fan.

History lesson for you in regard to the all-time series.  How many of the first 50 games that Michigan and MSU played football were played in Ann Arbor?  Answer: 44  Sounds like a fair series, doesn't it?  I mean Michigan really wanted to make it fair.  It wasn't until 1958 that the series became a home-and-home series.

But you just be happy with your "winning record" in the series; because for the last four years Michigan sucks.  Next year MSU will make it five in a row in Ann Arbor, for other than Cousins, two defenders and a center and a few wide receivers, all of the starters are back. 

Brag about your "winning record" as MSU fights for the Legends crown with Nebraska while you hold your ankles and Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State give it to you good.


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