Izzo Issues Statement-- Two Players Will Not Start

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo issued a statement Wednesday afternoon from State College, Pa., identifying Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne as players who got into an altercation in the morning at the team hotel before practice. The two will not start tonight's game at Penn State. Izzo says the two will pay for damages to a wall and that the two are extremely remorseful. Izzo says he spent all afternoon dealing with the issue and said he is puzzled because the two are off campus roomates. Police were called at 11am to the Nittany Lion Inn but no arrests were made. What caused the fracas is unknown. Both suffered minor scrapes from an incident which Izzo said started as kidding and escalated.



 
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