NCAA Finally Rules MSU WR DeAnthony Arnett Eligible for 2012 Campaign

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The NCAA by action has essentially in my opinion rendered itself worthless by their actions. Today a decision that should have been done weeks ago based on other
waivers issued came down, with the NCAA saying MSU transfer WR from the University of Tennessee is eligible to play immediately.

Spartan Nation was first to report that the decision was coming momentarily. We have a reporter in Atlanta where Dantonio is addressing alumni and friends of the
program today. We reported at 9:56 am via Twitter, “Mark Dantonio is speaking as we type this and just said that DeAnthony Arnett that the NCAA is deciding right now.”

Over an hour later Michigan State Football issued this statement via their Twitter handle @MSU_Football, “The NCAA has granted WR DeAnthony Arnett’s request for a residence waiver, so he will be eligible to play in 2012.” They went on to report that, “Mark Dantonio said DeAnthony Arnett was “Thrilled with NCAA’s decision.”

Arnett is from Saginaw, Michigan and was a highly sought after recruit coming out of high school.  He joined the Volunteers and scored two touchdowns on 24 catches. Arnett admitted he was struggling at times and even with his experience did not separate himself from the pack of WR’s this past spring. In case you are wondering Arnett was the 3rd WR picked in the spring. Andre Sims, Jr. was picked first and Jeremy Langford (moved from RB at the start of spring) second.