Statement from Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio regarding Max Bullough and Brian Linthicum

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Mark Dantonio issued this statement earlier this evening.  Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.

Mark Dantonio issued this statement earlier this evening. Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.

 

Statement from Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio regarding Max Bullough and Brian Linthicum: “This matter is being handled internally and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken.”

Early in the morning on March 10, 2011 Max Bullough (LB) and Brian Linthicum (TE) were arrested in Aspen Colorado. They were there on spring break. 

 

Bullough was charged with eluding police and essentially an MIP (minor in possession) and Linthicum with misdemeanor third degree assault and eluding police.

 

When found on the internet the story blew up. Spartan Nation spoke with Pitkin County officials on Thursday and Friday. They spoke to Spartan Nation on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized by the prosecutor to speak.

 

As Spartan Nation first reported (on Spartan Nation Radio) on Monday, they anticipated the payment of fines, but no charges being filed against either Spartan Football player. Their understanding of the situation was that Linthicum’s assault was in response to someone attempting to assault him.

 

Although both young men, I am certain regret what they did, the attention that it was given seems to Spartan Nation to be overly exaggerated.

 

At Spartan Nation we support Coach Dantonio and feel his handling of the situation is appropriate. 

 

Early in the morning on March 10, 2011 Max Bullough (LB) and Brian Linthicum (TE) were arrested in Aspen Colorado. They were there on spring break.Â

 

Bullough was charged with eluding police and essentially an MIP (minor in possession) and Linthicum with misdemeanor third degree assault and eluding police.

 

When found on the internet the story blew up. Spartan Nation spoke with Pitkin County officials on Thursday and Friday. They spoke to Spartan Nation on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized by the prosecutor to speak.

 

As Spartan Nation first reported (on Spartan Nation Radio) on Monday, they anticipated the payment of fines, but no charges being filed against either Spartan Football player. Their understanding of the situation was that Linthicum’s assault was in response to someone attempting to assault him.

 

Although both young men, I am certain regret what they did, the attention that it was given seems to Spartan Nation to be overly exaggerated.

 

At Spartan Nation we support Coach Dantonio and feel his handling of the situation is appropriate.