Michigan State LB Jon Reschke to seek grad transfer after 'regrettable comment'

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/230121/" data-ylk="slk:Jon Reschke">Jon Reschke</a> (33) is leaving Michigan State. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jon Reschke (33) is leaving Michigan State. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke is leaving the program after “an insensitive and totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate,” the redshirt senior-to-be said in a statement to several reporters.

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The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Reschke amassed 101 tackles for his Spartans career, tallying 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. An ankle injury limited Reschke to just two games in 2016.

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Reschke said he spoke with head coach Mark Dantonio and other members of MSU’s staff, with the parties mutually deciding that Reschke will complete his degree and seek a graduate transfer for the 2017 season, which he would immediately be eligible to play in.

“If I could take my comment back, I would do so in a second,” Reschke’s statement read in part. “I have addressed my teammates and coaches and while many understand my actions were totally uncharacteristic of who I am, the hurt still lingers.”

Reschke went on to thank everyone associated with MSU for the greatest four years of his life. He had been a four-star prospect out of Brother Rice (Mich.) High in 2013.

MSU is slated to open spring practice Saturday.

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