Senior defensive back Jermain Edmondson has been granted his full release from his Michigan State football scholarship.

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio and granted senior defensive back Jermain Edmondson a full release from his scholarship to end his playing career elsewhere.

It’s been a whirlwind few days for Michigan State Spartans senior defensive back Jermaine Edmondson following word Wednesday he was the man former Michigan State basketball standout and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green struck during an altercation that resulted in Green’s arrest over the weekend.

By Wednesday night, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement as for the future of Edmondson with the Spartans program.

“In discussions with Jermain Edmondson following spring practice and in the weeks thereafter, it became clear that Jermain wanted to play a larger role on the team,” said Dantonio.  “After consulting with him in the summer, he felt it was in his best interest to finish his playing career elsewhere.  We have granted his immediate release to transfer to another institution to have that opportunity.”

Edmondson came to Michigan State as part of the Spartans 2012 recruiting class out of Canton (Ohio) McKinley High School.  During his career he earned three letters with the majority of his time on the field coming on special teams.

In the spring he was listed as the third string boundary corner behind Vayante Copeland and Josh Butler.


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