MSU WR Kings Jr. faces multiple charges
East Lansing – Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was expected to be a major contributor to the football team this fall.
Instead, that might be in jeopardy after the native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested and charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer, according to East Lansing 54-B District Court documents.
The incidents occurred at 2:36 a.m. Saturday and both are misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines.
MSU coach Mark Dantonio released this statement on Wednesday:
"We're aware of the incident. All of our student-athletes are held to a high standard, and individuals will be held accountable for their actions. We will manage this situation internally."
It is the second time Kings has been in trouble with the law.
He was suspended all of last spring after being arrested in early April for operating while intoxicated and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 or above. He was sentenced to probation but did not miss any games, playing in all 13 of the Spartans games.
Kings had 29 catches for 404 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 71 yards last season and was expected to compete for a starting spot this fall.
Michigan State begins spring practice on March 24 with the spring game schedule for April 25. The Spartans open the 2015 season Sept. 4 at Western Michigan.