East Lansing, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Michigan State senior linebacker Max
Bullough will not play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 after being suspended for
the remainder of the season for a violation of team rules.
The school released a statement confirming the suspension early Thursday
morning, with head coach Mark Dantonio saying, "It is extremely disappointing
for all parties involved. We will stay focused and close ranks as we prepare
for Stanford on Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl. Max will forever remain a Spartan
and valued member in this team's achievements."
Bullough, a team captain, compiled 76 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks for the Spartans
this season, earning All-America third team and All-Big Ten first team honors.
Over three seasons as MSU's starting middle linebacker, Bullough racked up 299
tackles in 53 games, including a string of 40 consecutive starts that will
come to an end when the fourth-ranked Spartans take on No. 5 Stanford in the
Rose Bowl from Pasadena.
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