Four sources in the Michigan State football program had told Spartan Nation that two players were no longer with the program.
Today at 8:42 a.m. Spartan Nation sent a text to Coach Mark Dantonio seeking comment on those players. Dantoio chose not to respond to our text. At 2:03 p.m. today we also contacted via telephone Michigan State Football Sports Information Director Ben Phlegar informing him of our coming report and text from earlier in the day to Dantonio. At the time we asked him to please reach out to Dantonio for comment. He informed us of his intention to do so and told us, “I’ll get back to you if he has anything.” That call never came.
Spartan Nation ran the report of what sources had told us. Spartan Nation after we ran our initial report has been told that the players status with the program, "Has not changed."