Rucker was in jail *edit*

Submitted by dahblue on October 25th, 2010 at 12:14 PM

It appears that MSU's Chris L. Rucker has been in jail without comment from MSU.

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2010/10/michigan_states_chris_l_rucker_2.html

He is to be released this Thursday.  Any bets on whether or not "The King of Discipline" (that's ESPN speak for Dantonio) counts the jail time as "suspension" or if Rucker finds himself right back on the field for Iowa?

**Also very interesting (thus the *edit*) is USA Today's report that Dantonio, after the NW game, said this about Rucker's status:

Mark Dantonio said MSU will await "the process" before deciding on Rucker. 

It would be oh so nice to see a follow-up question from the locals, perhaps something like, "Coach:  When you said that MSU will 'await the process' before deciding on Rucker, you must have known that he already cut a deal and was sitting in a jail cell.  Do you think that lying to protect a twice-convicted criminal is appropriate behavior for a head coach?"   Ok, so that will never happen, but I think this rates up there with Dantonio's prison-to-practice move for Winston.

Comments

Geaux_Blue

October 26th, 2010 at 10:24 AM ^

in two days can you post on a Michigan fan site selectively picking sentences that fit your extremely slanted viewpoint? you cite his reckless (lol wreckless) driving charge as proof of your point - he got a favorable plea deal that also involved a willing violation of probation. you can cherry pick the UM side of it all you want - one involves a player failing to complete his required tasks for his plea deal, the other involves a player a) drinking in violation of his probation and b) getting behind the wheel after having done so in violation of state law. he will be welcomed back to the team with open arms and you will have yet another example of how Dantonio, the authoritarian, will state in a press conference that people don't get second chances and then, when the reporters are absent, do the exact opposite. 

you've been wrong the entire thread. the fact you feel the need to troll a UM board while your team is 8-0 and you beat Michigan this year should be sufficient proof of one thing: little brother.

dahblue

October 26th, 2010 at 10:44 AM ^

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2010/10/spartans_guard_korie_lu…

I've always believed that Izzo ran a very tight ship, and a DUI (which isn't piled on top of a assault/battery conviction) generally isn't the end of the world, but to time a suspension around big games and injuries?  

...some of Izzo's decision will be predicated on the health of other players, most notably Kalin Lucas, and not wanting to exacerbate their injuries for a disciplinary measure.