Michigan State RB Delton Williams Suspended

Delton Williams against Michigan in 2014 (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)
Delton Williams against Michigan in 2014 (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)

Michigan State RB Delton Williams Suspended

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has suspended running back Delton Williams¬†indefinitely following his arrest on Monday evening. The Detroit Free Press‘ Joe Rexrode confirmed the news via Twitter.

Williams has been accused of showing a firearm while involved in a road rage incident. The entire incident, including the subsequent updates from the Michigan State University Police Department, can be found here.

This is a bad blow to Michigan State’s running game at least for spring practice. Jeremy Langford is gone to the NFL after leading the Spartans rushing attack with 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns on 276 rushing attempts. Also gone is the second leading rusher from 2014 in Nick Hill. Hill had 622 yards and 9 touchdowns on 107 carries.

Williams was the third leading rusher with 326 yards and 5 touchdowns on 54 carries while appearing in all 13 games. He was expected to contend for the starting running back position with LJ Scott, Madre London, and Gerald Holmes. Scott will be on campus in the Fall while London redshirted in 2014. Holmes participated in 3 games in 2014 recording 44 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Michigan State starts spring practice on Tuesday, March 24.

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