Mark Dantonio: RB Delton Williams eligible to play

Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said that running back Delton Williams is eligible to play in the team’s season opener against Western Michigan on September 4.

In a radio interview with Spartan Nation set to air tomorrow night, Dantonio responded to the question with an emphatic “Yes” and elaborated further.

Dantonio emphatically said, “Yes.” Now it is up to Williams. Dantonio said, “Yes. It will all be about his play on the football field. I feel he has paid his dues. I expected him to be back a little earlier than he was, due to university regulations et cetera he was held out for a longer period of time. So he missed all of summer conditioning as well as spring practice. I feel like we need to move on. We need to allow him get back with his life. Everything moving forward should be about his future not the past.”

Back in March, Williams was suspended from the program after brandishing a firearm during a traffic incident, which was later described as road rage. Having to go through university regulations prevented his return to the field until just recently.

In two seasons, Williams has rushed for 554 yards and six touchdowns.

Hopefully, he can stay on the field and out of trouble as the Spartans look to contend for a College Football Playoff spot in 2015.

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