MSU's Kings Jr. pleads guilty to reduced charges

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Macgarrett Kings Jr.

East Lansing – Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has pleaded guilty to two counts of littering in public, has paid fines and court costs and will be required to attend 20 alcohol counseling classes.

Kings, who will be entering his senior season in the fall, was arrested on Feb. 28 in East Lansing for allegedly kicking a parking vehicle and resisting arrest. He was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer.

Both charges were misdemeanors and Kings, 21, was in "limbo" at the start of spring practice, according to coach Mark Dantonio. But Kings was back at practice two weeks ago and took part in the team's first spring scrimmage on Friday.

Court records show Kings has paid a total of $360 for both charges and the case will remain under advisement until Sept. 21.

This is Kings' second run-in with the law. He was suspended last spring after being arrested for operating while intoxicated and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 or above. According to 55th District Court documents, he pleaded guilty to the DUI charge and was sentenced to 13 months of probation. A motion was entered Dec. 23 to end his probation early and he paid a fine of $245 on Jan. 14.

Kings is expected to be one of Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook's top targets this season. He had 29 catches for 404 yards and a touchdown last season while running 12 times for 71 yards. As a sophomore he had 43 receptions for 513 yards and three touchdowns.