Linebacker Jon Reschke to leave MSU football following off-field incident
In an issued statement, linebacker Jon Reschke said he will be leaving the MSU football team. After an off-field incident, Reschke said he lost control of his emotions and made an insensitive and totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate.
After completing his degree, Reschke said he will seek a graduate transfer for his final year of football.
Below is the issued statement by Reschke:
"Over a month ago, in an argument and a brief moment of anger, I lost control of my emotions and made an insensitive and totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate. In so doing, I have hurt and offended countless number of people, and for that, I am deeply sorry. If I could take my comment back, I would do so in a second.
I have addressed my teammates and coaches and while many understand my actions were totally uncharacteristic of who I am, the hurt still lingers. Therefore, after discussions with coach Dantonio and other members of the staff, we have mutually decided that I will complete my degree and seek the opportunity of a graduate transfer
for my final year of football.
To the entire Spartan Nation, to all of my teammates past and present, to coach Dantonio and the entire coaching staff, to all the trainers, managers and administrators - I offer my sincere apology and I thank you for the greatest four years of my life. I will always cherish the friendships, the memories and the journey. There is no doubt in my mind that the Spartan Dawgs will rise up and again return to being one of the strongest programs in college football.
Forever Go Green,
In his MSU career, Reschke recorded 101 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception. This past season, he played just two games because of injury.
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