2 MSU football players kicked off team

E-mail from MSU Athletic Communications cited violation of team rules


MSU head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing the dismissal of junior safety Roderick Jenrette and sophomore running back Glenn Winston from the team.

Winston had emerged as a possible first-string running back before going down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Illinois. Jenrette played in five games for the Spartans and went down with an injury against Michigan.

The dismissal comes amid controversy surrounding the team after an assault and battery occurred in Rather Hall on campus. A victim of the assault said football players were involved in the altercation.

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The same victim identified his attacker as a man with dreadlocks.

Winston was reinstated this spring after an altercation involving members of the MSU hockey team, which landed Winston in jail.

The Spartans finished their season Saturday and await their postseason bowl fate, to be announced Dec. 6.

Up until this point, MSU police and the MSU communications have not released information regarding the incident and will not comment whether charges have been filed against any MSU students.

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