A. Bridges will play out the rest of the season. Izzo will claim, “Yahoo said they were done, but we weren’t finished yet”. Business as usual in EL, nothing to see here.
B. MSU will sit Bridges for the rest of the year.
C. Emmert will sit all players named in order to avoid having this news overshadow March Madness.
D. Other, please show your work
I could actually see C happen. History indicates that the NCAA comes down much harder on individual players while protecting cash cow programs and coaches. Imagine the firestorm if teams implicated (Bridges/MSU, Carter/Dook, etc.) make deep tournament runs. It seems like it would be in Emmert’s best interest to avoid that by sitting these players immediately.
What say you?