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.