3 MSU Football Players Charged With Robbery

By: Jeff Proctor Email
By: Jeff Proctor Email

Three Michigan State University football players were charged with unarmed robbery Wednesday. Linebacker SirDarean Adams and defensive backs T.J. Williams and Jeremy Ware were arraigned in 55th District Court. We don't know the details of the crime except that it happened last April. MSU football coach Mark Dantonio says he was notified around the same time. He says the players are still on the team and will continue to play in games until the legal process is finished. He released the following statement to News 10:

“We were notified about an alleged incident back in late April, and this week charges were filed. We have closely monitored this situation for over six months. Throughout this process, our student-athletes have been cooperative with the authorities, and they have maintained their innocence to all parties involved. In fairness to the student-athletes alleged to have been involved in the incident, the prudent decision is to allow the legal process to continue to run its full course and for the truth to be determined. These student-athletes will remain on the roster and continue to have the opportunity to play in games. We take allegations of this nature very seriously, and we will not discuss this issue any further until there’s a legal resolution.”

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  • by Kim Location: East Lansing on Oct 25, 2007 at 08:21 PM
    MSU is located in America, and our laws say, "Innocent until proven guilty." Let's give them their day in court first before passing judgement. Didn't we learn anything from the Duke Lacrosse team court case last year?
  • by Paul Location: Lansing on Oct 25, 2007 at 12:04 PM
    I Played Football with Mr. Adams in Bradentoon Florida at Bayshore High and know him very well. I know that this is nothing more than vengince of the acuser. further more why should they not be able to play, for when they are proven not guilty they would of lost all that playing time for nothing and being falsely accused. Think about what you are saying. and when you here the charge and the whole story you will see this is a vengance issue
  • by william Location: lansing on Oct 25, 2007 at 06:47 AM
    Shame on you boys, you should not be allowed to go out and play ball with the rest of the guys! You should be suspended for playing until after the verdict has been passed upon you three. Mark, you are not giving very good judgement about letting these guys play, because they are not setting good role models along with you turning you head like you are condoning this behavior.. these players should not have special privileges,and be punished accordingly
  • by Sally Location: Brighton on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:48 AM
    I hope they prove innocence, but if they are not what a bad message has been sent. You can go on about your life and be a hero even if you commit a crime. Not a good message. This kind of treatment sends the message that as athletes we are special and get special treatment. I say stay on the team but suspend from play until resolved.
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