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MSU's Chris L. Rucker Was Suspended For OWI Charge

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio suspended cornerback Chris L. Rucker on Sunday for a violation of team rules. He declined to say anything specific about Rucker's violation, as expected, but the Free Press is reporting that Rucker was charged for operating while intoxicated early Sunday morning.

According to a ticket released by East Lansing police, Rucker was stopped at 2:19 a.m. on the 300 block of Grove Street in a 2002 Oldsmobile and had a blood-alcohol level of .10. 

Dantonio didn't say if Rucker would be suspended for only the Illinois game on Saturday or if it would last beyond one game. Given the nature of the incident, a one-game suspension is usually the punishment for this type of thing, but then again, Rucker was already on probation for his involvement in the Rather Hall brawl last November. He was suspended for the Alamo Bowl for that issue, so this second strike could lengthen the typical punishment for an OWI charge.