Former Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough is from Traverse City. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)
Former Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough hasnít been heard from since he was suspended just before the Spartans left for California to play in the Rose Bowl last month.
In the interim, Bullough did accept an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, and he showed up for practice a bit above his playing weight.
Bullough, whose listed weight is 245 pounds, weighed in at 265 pounds, according to Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman. The game is Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bullough, a two-time captain for the Spartans who was named third-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten, is projected as a mid- to late-round selection in this springís NFL draft. He declined interviews at practice, Auman tweeted.
The Shrine Game, the longest-running college all-star football game in the country, is considered a step below the Senior Bowl, which attracts higher-caliber NFL prospects.
Matt Charboneau contributed.