Dantonio on DeAnthony Arnett

Spartan Digest
Posted May 10, 2012

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio had the following to say about the NCAA granting transfer wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett a waiver making him eligible for the 2012 season.

Mark Dantonio along with Michigan State fans were thrilled by the news on Tuesday that the NCAA granted wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett a waiver making him eligible to play this fall.

Dantonio released the following statement following the news.

“We received exciting news from the NCAA late this morning, stating that DeAnthony Arnett’s waiver request has been granted, so he’ll be eligible to participate this season. The NCAA's decision isn't just beneficial to him as an individual but to his entire family as well, knowing that they'll have an opportunity to see him compete this season.

“DeAnthony appreciates Michigan State’s complete team effort, led by (Athletics Director) Mark Hollis and (Faculty Athletics Representative) Mike Kasavana, in presenting his case. Our compliance staff, in particular Jen Smith and Holly Baumgartner, did an outstanding job of compiling all of his father’s medical records and presenting the facts to the NCAA. Our director of football operations Tim Allen also worked closely with the compliance staff throughout this process.

"DeAnthony is thrilled with the NCAA’s decision, and he's looking forward to getting back to work in preparation for the upcoming season. He’s an outstanding young person, and we’re delighted that he’s been afforded the opportunity to further his education and athletic career here at Michigan State.”

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