Michigan State’s head football coach, Mark Dantonio is a known as a tough, no nonsense guy who has had to deal with a number of off-field incidents in his short stint with the Spartans. One has to wonder if some of the stress of dealing with young men acting like children had something to do with his heart attack last season. Hopefully he has fully recovered because we have some new bad news for him: two of his players, including a projected starter in 2011, got into a scuffle in an Aspen, Colorado bar (don’t college students go to Florida for spring break any more?) and one, tight end Brian Linthicum, had to be Tasered by Cops. At an intoxicated 6’5″ and 250 lbs, do you blame the arresting officers, who did manage to catch up with the fleeing pair. Not a good sign for the Spartans when they play against speedier teams next season.
Here are the details from MyFoxSports:
Max Bullough, 19, and Brian Linthicum, 23, were arrested shortly after midnight Thursday at the Regal Watering Hole. Workers there reported that Linthicum was assaulting another patron, Benjamin Nichols of London. Police said the two players ran away from officers when they arrived. When officers caught up with them, police said they had to use a stun gun to subdue Linthicum, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 lbs. Bullough was charged with underage possession of alcohol and Linthicum was charged with assault in the third degree. Both were charged with eluding officers and later released.