Suspended players face charges

Three Michigan State University football players have been arraigned for their part in off the field incidents, another player, Bobby Jones, who was recently dismissed from the football team, will also be charged for an alleged assault according to published reports.

EAST LANSING - Four Michigan State University football players have been arraigned for their part in off the field incidents over the past few weeks.

Tight ends Eric Andino and Kellen Davis were arraigned yesterday on misdemeanor assault charges for their role in a off campus fight involving two other students.

When the incident took place, the two were accompanied by two other players, Barre Mackie and Jeremy McGinnis, who had walk-on to the football team.

Davis allegedly assualted MSU student Mark Montgomery, the boyfriend of a girl who accompanied Andino to a party at the Capstone Commons Apartments following a verbal confrontation between the two. Andino then allegedly took on Montgomery's friend, MSU student Joey Lambert. The two players were indefinitely suspended by MSU coach John L. Smith.

In an unrelated incident, Mike Bell, also suspended from the football team indefinitely, was arraigned on misedemeanor assault and battery charges. According to published reports, on September 9th Bell slammed a female acquaintance to the ground and when her two friends interceded on her behalf, Bell allegedly punched one in the nose and the other in the jaw.

Finally, former MSU defensive tackle Bobby Jones was dismissed from the team. Assault and battery charges appear immiment following his arrest related to an incident in Bath Township, MI.


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