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Spartans DB Rucker suspended one game

Posted on: October 11, 2010 3:24 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Saturday Chris Rucker was on the field for one of the biggest wins in recent Michigan State history -- certainly since Mark Dantonio took over the program -- even intercepting a pass from the great Denard Robinson.   I hope Rucker enjoyed the victory because on Sunday he was suspended for this Michigan State's next game against Illinois.

Citing a violation of team rules, Mark Dantonio said that Rucker would be suspended this week, though he would not go into specifics as to what rules Rucker broke.  When asked if Rucker will miss any more time following this week, Dantonio said "we'll see."

This is not the first time Rucker has gotten into trouble in East Lansing, as he was one of many Spartans suspended last season following an incident at Rather Hall -- a dorm on the Michigan State campus.  Several Michigan State players allegedly attacked a student following a team banquet and were suspended for the Alamo Bowl.

Rucker has started 30 games for the Spartans so his absence will be felt by the entire defense, but the timing may not be that terrible.  Illinois is a team that is built on running the ball, so losing a starting corner doesn't hurt nearly as much.
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