The senior Kings was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer early Saturday morning, according to court documents from the East Lansing 54-B District Court.
Kings was arrested at 2:36 a.m. Saturday, according to the court documents, which classifies the offenses as misdemeanors.
”We are aware of the incident,” Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said. “All of our student-athletes are held to a high standard and individuals will be held accountable for their actions. We will manage this situation internally.”
Dantonio announced a suspension for Kings for spring football on April 15 last year for “a violation of team rules.” Later, the Detroit Free Press reported Kings was arrested on April 6 after registering a blood-alcohol content of .234 on a preliminary breath test. Kings was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 or above and operating while intoxicated by alcohol, a controlled substance or a combination.
He was sentenced to 13 months probation on July 7 after pleading guilty to the DUI with the OWI charge dropped.
In the fall following his suspension and return to the team, Kings said ”I always harp on not taking anything and your opportunities lightly now,” he said. “I’m not taking things for granted because it can be gone like that. …Now, I’m more humble and more in tune with everything in my life and school and I’m just a different – I’m a changed person.”
The pre-trial for Saturday’s arrest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on March 19.