Korie Lucious Kicked Off MSU Basketball Team

By: News 10
By: News 10

Michigan State University has kicked junior guard Korie Lucious off the basketball team. The athletic department released the following statement to wilx.com:

"Unfortunately, Korie Lucious displayed conduct detrimental to the program. My focus is on this team for the remainder of the season." -- Tom Izzo

"I didn't live up to the standards of the program. Unfortunately, I let my teammates, my coaches, and myself down, and wish them the best for the rest of the season." -- Korie Lucious

The statement goes on to say MSU and the Spartan basketball program will have no further comment on the issue. Stay with News 10 and wilx.com for more details on this breaking story as they become available.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    MSU coaches are starting to earn my respect. They 'hire' these players to be representatives of the school and they are not afraid to have a few more losses in a season in order to keep the good players. It takes time to build up a good reputation with good coaches, but that reputation can be destroyed by the must win now mentality.
  • by anonymous Location: Jackson County on Jan 26, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    I completely agree with M from East Lansing. This, in my opinion, should be the norm for ALL - regardless of level of play. Whether these players agree or not, they are role models for the young and upcoming and should act accordingly. Unfortunately, bad role models are a dime a dozen. A good one is priceless.
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Jan 26, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    They need to terminate his free ride at MSU effective immediately. He had an obligation to MSU, broke it, and now he must pay the consequences. MSU doesn't need him to return to basketball next year as he has had too many second chances already. Give his scholarship to someone who would appreciate the opportunity to play for MSU.
  • by m Location: east lansing on Jan 26, 2011 at 04:30 AM
    It's about time MSU took action. Athletes are put on a pedestal at state. Whatever he did they couldn't cover for him this time.
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