RB Delton Williams to return to MSU football, off scholarship

Suspended Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams is expected to return to the team as early as this month, but will not be on scholarship. Mike Griffith of MLive.com reported the development.

Williams was suspended from the team back in March following his arrest for brandishing a weapon during a traffic incident with another motorist, and MLive reported last month that he was not enrolled in any classes at the university for its summer session and beyond. Williams later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and if he stays out of trouble, reports have confirmed that the plea will be withdrawn and the case dismissed.

However, despite the terms of the deal and even if he is enrolled in classes again, Williams could still be facing a multi-game suspension. His redshirting is also a possibility and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio has yet to update Williams’ status on the roster or even give a statement on the matter.

Considering how the rising junior ran for 316 yards on 54 carries for a team best 5.9 yards per carry last season, plus five touchdowns, his presence would definitely be missed on the field if he were to draw an extended suspension.

Michigan State opens the 2015 season on the road against Western Michigan on September 4.

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