MSU safety Mark Meyers suspended after arrest

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

East Lansing — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said on Sunday that junior safety Mark Meyers has been suspended indefinitely.

Meyers, 21, of Toledo, was arrested over the weekend for operating while intoxicated, according to a report from isportsweb.com. It cited Ingham County Jail records, which said Meyers was an inmate until being released on bond Sunday morning.

“I suspended Mark Meyers for an incident last night,” Dantonio said in his weekly teleconference on Sunday. “He’s suspended indefinitely.”

Meyers played on Friday and was credited with two tackles.

Dantonio also was asked about the status of sophomore linebacker Drake Martinez. The transfer has been working at both outside linebacker spots and was expected to be in the playing rotation, but he was not dressed against Western Michigan.

“(If) the guy didn’t play, I don’t like to talk about him,” Dantonio said. “But there’s no discipline problems. Let’s put it that way.”

It likely means Martinez has suffered a minor injury. Dantonio typically only addresses injuries if they are long term.

No. 5 Michigan State hosts No. 7 Oregon at 8 p.m. Saturday.