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RB Delton Williams returning to Spartans as non-scholarship athlete

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State says running back Delton Williams is returning to the Spartans this fall as a non-scholarship athlete.

Williams was suspended from the team in March, shortly after being arraigned on a charge of brandishing a firearm in public. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced weapons charge, according to court records.

Michigan State says Williams violated a university ordinance by possessing a weapon on campus. Coach Mark Dantonio said Williams has satisfied the expectations of the school's student conduct system, the court and the football program.

Williams ran for 316 yards last season as a sophomore, finishing third on the team in rushing behind seniors Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill.

Williams says he wants to apologize to the entire Spartan family, and he appreciates the opportunity to return.