Five Michigan State players suspended

ORLANDO (TICKER) —Four Michigan State players have been ruled academically ineligible for Friday’s Champ Sports Bowl vs. Boston College.

Red-shirt freshman guard Abre Leggins, senior defensive end Jonal Saint-Dic, senior wide receiver Terry Love, and sophomore wide receiver T.J. Williams will all sit out the contest.

“We’re obviously disappointed for these young men and for their teammates,” coach Mark Dantonio said. “We will miss them and their contributions on and off the field here at the Champs Sports Bowl.

“We have stressed the importance of finishing things all season, both in the classroom and on the playing field. It’s unfortunate to find these student-athletes in this situation but it serves as a lesson to all of us.”

A fifth player, senior linebacker SirDarean Adams has been suspended for violating teams rules.

“The disciplinary situation, involving SirDarean Adams provides a learning opportunity for all of us,” Dantonio said. “We continually stress to our student-athletes the importance of making good decisions, both on and off the field. It is unfortunate that we all must suffer the consequences.”