Thursday, April 28, 2011
MSU's Freeman suspended for spring game
By ESPN.com staff
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.