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MIDDAY UPDATE: Spartan arrested, dismissed from team

November 3, 2002

Dawan Moss has been dismissed from the MSU football team after Lansing police arrested the senior tailback early Sunday and charged him with his second drunken driving offense, fourth degree fleeing and eluding, and resisting and obstructing an officer.

“Dawan Moss has been dismissed from the team following his arrest this weekend,” MSU head football coach Bobby Williams said in a written statement released this afternoon. “This type of behavior will not be tolerated in this football program, regardless of the player’s status. I’m disappointed in Dawan’s actions because he was seen as one of our team leaders.”

Lansing police Sgt. Joe Dionise said Moss was blocking traffic after the Fake the Funk after party at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. When asked to move, Moss refused and got in a fight with police, Dionise said.

He was arrested and taken to Lansing City Jail before being released on a $500 bond.

Moss, a team captain, started all nine games at tailback this season. The former fullback had 592 rushing yards on 125 carries and four rushing touchdowns.

The arrest came after MSU’s stunning 49-3 loss to intrastate rival U-M in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

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