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MSU's Freeman suspended for spring game

4/28/2011

Michigan State defensive end Corey Freeman has been suspended for Saturday's spring game after being ticketed Monday for driving on a suspended license and for not disclosing to a police officer that he was carrying a concealed weapon.

Freeman faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine for the driving on a suspended license charge, and could face additional fines for the weapons charge. The good news: he has a permit for the weapon.

The junior from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been working as a reserve defensive end this spring. He appeared in 11 games last season and recorded six tackles (two tackles for loss).

A team spokesman told the Lansing State Journal that Freeman was suspended for the spring game for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Freeman's citation marks the second off-field incident this spring for Michigan State. Tight end Brian Linthicum and linebacker Max Bullough both were arrested last month in Aspen, Colo., after being involved in a bar fight. Both Linthicum and Bullough received probation and missed the first few spring practices before returning to the field.

Michigan State's spring game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Spartan Stadium.