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Michigan State dismisses Winston, Jenrette

Michigan State football players Glenn Winston and Roderick Jenrette have been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio announced the dismissals in a one-sentence statement Tuesday night.

It's unknown whether the dismissals are related to an alleged fight in a Michigan State dormitory Sunday night. Witnesses told the student newspaper, The State News, that a group of 15-20 men, some described as football players, ran into the dorm and injured several students.

Michigan State spokesman Terry Denbow told ESPN.com on Tuesday night that no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed regarding the alleged incident at Rather Hall. Denbow said he can't comment on the reasons for the players' dismissal.

Winston was suspended from the team last year for his role in an off-campus fight that left Spartans hockey player A.J. Sturges seriously injured. He served four months in jail but was reinstated to the team in August, on the same day as his release.

Winston earned a starting job at running back before sustaining a season-ending knee injury Oct. 10 against Illinois. Jenrette, a junior safety, played in five games this fall for Michigan State before breaking his foot Oct. 3 against Michigan.