MSU's Delton Williams pleads to reduced charge
East Lansing — Michigan State running back Delton Williams will forfeit his weapon and not seek a concealed weapons permit in any state as part of a plea deal that was entered on Wednesday, 54B District Court documents said.
Williams, who has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with misdemeanor brandishing a weapon in public following a March 16 incident on campus, pleaded to a reduced charge of violating Michigan State's weapons ordinance that states "no person shall possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon property governed by the Board."
Sentencing has been delayed until Dec. 18 when Williams will then be responsible for any costs and fines.
Williams, 21 of Erie, Pennsylvania, was originally arrested after an altercation with another driver where Williams displayed a weapon but did not point it at the other driver, MSU police said.
He did not participate in spring practice and an MSU spokesman said Wednesday there has been no change in Williams' status with the team.
Entering his junior season, Williams was expected to compete for the starting running back job. He ran for 316 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, primarily in a backup role behind Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill.
Michigan State weapons ordinance 18.01 states, "Except as permitted by state law regulating firearms, no person shall possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon property governed by the Board. Persons residing on property governed by the Board shall store any and all firearms and weapons with the Department of Police and Public Safety."