"Former Michigan State defensive back Eddie Brown has a confession.
Yes, Brown says, he did trip Desmond Howard in the end zone during the MSU-Michigan game in 1990. He says he did it purposely to prevent Howard from catching what would have been a winning two-point conversion in the game's final seconds. No penalty was called and MSU held on for a 28-27 victory -- the last time the Spartans won in Ann Arbor.
"I thought to myself, 'There ain't no way I'm going back to Michigan State if I give up this score,' " said Brown, 39. "They had a referee out there. He didn't blow the whistle or throw a flag."