Michigan State junior defensive end Corey Freeman has been suspended for the Spartans' spring football game on Saturday after being ticketed on Monday for driving with a suspended license and not disclosing to officers that he was carrying a concealed weapon.â†µ
The driving on a suspended license charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. Freeman could face additional fines for the concealed weapons charge, a civil infraction. However, he does have a permit for the gun.â†µ
Freeman was working as a reserve defensive end this spring. He made six tackles in 11 games last year for the Spartans (including a tackle for loss in the Capital One Bowl versus Alabama), after missing all of the 2009 season for academic reasons.â†µ
Michigan State associate athletic director John Lewandowski told the Lansing State Journal that Freeman was being suspended for the spring game for violating team rules but added nothing further.â†µ
Freeman has until May 5 to be arraigned on the charges.