Michigan State Football Players Reportedly Involved In Campus Brawl

Michigan State football players were allegedly involved in a Sunday night altercation on campus that left several male and female students injured.

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The Only Colors Reacts To Michigan State Incident

While there are still many questions let unanswered after the alleged involvement of Michigan State football players in a seemingly random act of violence committed against students in a university dorm, SB Nation's The Only Colors is readying their reaction, and it is both swift and severe. 

If there were, in fact, one or more football players involved in what, if the initial report is at all accurate, was a premeditated act of pure thuggery (and all signs point to yes on players being involved) those players need to be dismissed from both the team and the university with all dispatch.

I don't care if there was only one football player in the group.  I don't care if none of the players involved were the individuals wearing the ski masks.  I don't care if a player just happened to tag along because he ran into the group as it walked to the dorm.  I don't care if dismissing a player is likely to lead that player down a path toward lifelong ruin.  And I certainly don't care what impact any player's dismissal will have on the team's fortunes in its bowl game and/or the 2010 season.

Further, a clear message needs to be delivered to the entire Michigan State football team that the level of tolerance for violence and any other form of law-breaking is now exactly zero.  No more second chances.  You get a first chance.  And then you're done.

They go on to say that ultimately, any decisions made will be the responsibility not of head coach Mark Dantonio, but rather university President Lou Anna Simon.

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Jenrette, Winston dismissed in campus altercation aftermath

And now it appears defensive back Roderick Jenrette and running back Glenn Winston, both warming the bench since early October due to injuries, have been kicked off the team for the ever-popular and mysterious “violation of team rules.”

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Michigan State Football Players Reportedly Involved In Campus Brawl

Michigan State football finished the season with a 6-6 record, good for sixth place in the Big Ten and a mediocre-at-best bowl bid. Sunday night was the Spartans' end-of-year awards banquet, and maybe reminiscing over the 2009 campaign stirred up some lingering hostilities, because several players allegedly celebrated afterwards by roughing up a few classmates:

A group of men, some of whom were described by witnesses as MSU football players, "stormed into the dormitory and hit and injured about seven students, some of them women," the State News reported.

A University spokesman refused comment on the potential involvement of any student athletes, citing the ongoing investigation, and so far no charges have been filed.

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