Thursday, December 10, 2009
MSU suspends White after arraignment
We now know the identity of the Michigan State player cited for public urination and possession of alcohol by a minor outside an East Lansing nightspot early on Nov. 22.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Myles White pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges Thursday morning in a St. Johns, Mich., courtroom. Michigan State indefinitely suspended White from the team several hours later. The wideout faces up to 90 days in jail and $600 in fines if convicted. His next appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18.
It's very important to note that White isn't one of the current or former MSU players charged with conspiracy and assault in connection with a Nov. 22 incident at a campus residence hall. White also hasn't been identified as being present at the residence hall, though an ongoing investigation could result in more charges being filed.
If you're keeping score, Michigan State has suspended 12 players and dismissed two others in recent days. Four of the suspended players -- Mark Dell, B.J. Cunningham, Chris D. Rucker and White -- play wide receiver, which creates a major depth problem for the team's upcoming appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech.