Michigan State suspends 8 more football players

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University has suspended eight more football players for being present at a disturbance at a campus dorm.

The university says in a statement that Coach Mark Dantonio on Tuesday suspended starting receivers Mark Dell and B.J. Cunningham and defensive back Chris L. Rucker.

Others suspended are reserves: running back Ashton Leggett, receiver Fred Smith, defensive back Brynden Trawick, defensive lineman Ishmyl Johnson and linebacker Jamiihr Williams.

Dantonio imposed the suspensions pending the outcome of an investigation by campus police into the Nov. 22 incident at Rather Hall. The university says police have identified 10 suspects and are attempting to identify five others present at the disturbance.

Dantonio earlier dismissed running back Glenn Winston and defensive back Roderick Jenrette.

The Spartans finished 6-6 this season and are awaiting a bowl bid.