Charges Authorized Against MSU Football Players

By: Jeff Proctor Email
By: Jeff Proctor Email

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III has authorized criminal charges against 7 current and 2 former MSU football players. The charges are related to an incident at Rather Hall on November 22.

Roderick Jenrette: 3 counts of Assault or Assault and Battery
Glenn Winston: 2 counts of Assault or Assault and Battery
Fred Smith: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery
BJ Cunningham: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery
Jamiihr Williams: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery
Mark Dell: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery
Ashton Legette 2 counts of Assault or Assault and Battery
J'Michael Deane: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery
Chris L. Rucker: 1 count of Assault or Assault and Battery

In addition, all 9 suspects will be charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit an Assault and Battery.

Coach Mark Dantonio kicked Jenrette and Winston shortly after the incident. He then suspended 8 players, the 7 who are facing charges and Ishmyl Johnson, who is not on the list released by the prosecutor Wednesday.

None of the suspended players will travel with the team to the Alamo Bowl where MSU will play Texas Tech.

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  • by bob Location: malibu,ca on Jan 3, 2010 at 06:44 PM
    I'm proud of the MSU coaches and administration in dropping players before the Alamo Bowl.MSU won the integrity bowl.
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Dec 10, 2009 at 07:41 AM
    This is called a "leave the thug life at home" situation. Instead of these players appreciating the fantastic opportunity they were given, to attend one of the finest universities in the country and play football for a long-standing and respected football program, they chose instead to act like common, back-alley thugs out to settle a really stupid score with some frat boys. These guys should've been celebrating a not necessarily impressive but decent, rebuilding type season and an upcoming bowl game but decided it a better choice to start a melee and disrespect the whole reason they were even at MSU to begin with. Congratulations on disappointing a legion of fans and your fellow players and insulting MSU and its football program because you all were too stupid and immature to even attempt to act like adults and walk away. Nice job guys, because East Lansing and MSU need more controversy. I hope you are currently living with your shame and will carry it with you for a while.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 at 05:56 AM
    Dantonio has shown that he prefers men of valor over wins. His discipline has pushed MSU into an area that is missing from college sports. Integrity.
  • by Jen Location: Holt on Dec 10, 2009 at 03:47 AM
    "Coach Mark Dantonio kicked Jenrette and Winston shortly after the incident." He kicked them? That wasn't very nice...
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Dec 9, 2009 at 03:26 PM
    The next step for MSU is to revoke all scholarships and any financial aid starting in January for these former football players. Those who did not have any prior convictions should be given the chance to try out for the team next year. We all make mistakes and must be willing to pay the consequences.
  • by Spartan Fan on Dec 9, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    I am upset, and think that all of these football players need to be removed not only from the team but from the school. Obviously, they are not a good example of anything but how to destroy your life in 10 minutes. Congradulations! You have managed to give MSU a horrid blackeye.
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