Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams was reinstated by head coach Mark Dantonio earlier this summer and will be on the field today for practice with the team. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the update on Williams’ progress.
Entering his junior season, Williams was suspended in March for brandishing a firearm during a case of road rage gone wrong. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and then subsequently faced discipline from MSU, as he violated a school ordinance by carrying a gun on campus. At this point, it looks like the situation is over and he will not miss any games.
Speaking to Mike Griffith of MLive.com, Spartans quarterback Damion Terry spoke highly of the man who was also his high school teammate.
“Delton coming back means a lot, and I’m glad he got another chance,” said MSU quarterback Damion Terry, who played high school football with Williams in Erie,
Pennsylvania. “I think people have learned about the other side of his story, and his upbring and where he’s from.”
Williams has rushed for 554 yards and six touchdowns in two years at Michigan State and could be in line for some serious playing time this season. Once he shakes off the cobwebs and gets himself into game shape, the Spartans could be primed for another excellent season.
Michigan State opens the season on the road against the MAC’s Western Michigan Broncos on September 4.
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