Dantonio: LJ Scott to play Saturday despite arrest
Despite being arrested on Wednesday for driving without a valid license, junior running back LJ Scott has resolved the issue and will play on Saturday against Indiana, head coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement Friday.
"In what has been a lengthy process, LJ Scott now has a valid driver's license, free of any restrictions," Dantonio said in the press release. "He has resolved the matter completely, and has paid a price, both financially and publicly. His status will be affected for Saturday's game, but he will play."
Scott was released on bond and agreed to a plea deal in the 54B district court, per the city attorney.
Scott, who is the team's leading rusher with 408 yards, had a career night last weekend against Minnesota, rushing for 194 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Spartans' 30-27 win.