Michigan State Spartans guard Alvin Ellis III was cited twice this spring for alcohol-related issues. The Associated Press reported Ellis’ citations.
The report states that Ellis was charged with a misdemeanor count of “underage purchase, consumption or possession of alcohol” back on May 2, but the charge was dismissed. Instead, Ellis admitted to public littering and paid a fine.
It seems that the rising junior did not learn his lesson, as he was cited once again last month on the same misdemeanor charge. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo briefly commented on Ellis’ charge.
“Being a student-athlete at Michigan State University is a privilege. But it also means having increased expectations and responsibilities that don’t exist for all students,” Izzo said. “Alvin Ellis did not embrace those responsibilities, and as a result there are consequences. We are disappointed in Alvin’s actions and will manage the matter appropriately.”
This news on Ellis comes right on the heels of transfer guard Eron Harris, who was suspended indefinitely after being arrested for DWI on July 1.
The consequences Ellis could face have not yet been made public and neither he nor his attorney have commented on this situation, but it isn’t looking good based on Izzo’s comments.
Just the same, Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
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