Charges Filed against Three Spartans
Dantonio says the players will stay with the team
Dantonio says the players will stay with the team
GSN Football Beat
Posted Oct 25, 2007


“We have closely monitored this situation for over six months ... Our student-athletes have been cooperative with the authorities, and they have maintained their innocence to all parties involved. In fairness to the student-athletes alleged to have been involved in the incident, the prudent decision is to allow the legal process to continue to run its full course." - Mark Dantonio

EAST LANSING - Mark Dantonio will lean on his message of overcoming adversity in the coming weeks after it was revealed today that three Spartan football players are facing potential legal action for an alleged incident earlier this year.

Unarmed robbery charges were filed yesterday in East Lansing against SirDarean Adams, T.J. Williams and Jeremy Ware.

“We were notified about an alleged incident back in late April, and this week charges were filed. We have closely monitored this situation for over six months. Throughout this process, our student-athletes have been cooperative with the authorities, and they have maintained their innocence to all parties involved. In fairness to the student-athletes alleged to have been involved in the incident, the prudent decision is to allow the legal process to continue to run its full course and for the truth to be determined,” Dantonio said in a release.

He continued, “These student-athletes will remain on the roster and continue to have the opportunity to play in games. We take allegations of this nature very seriously, and we will not discuss this issue any further until there’s a legal resolution.”

SirDarean Adams, a senior, has started and has been a key contributor at linebacker for the Spartans this season.

Sophomore T.J. Williams, who has worked his way back into playing time after being temporarily suspended from the team in the spring, has been a stopgap at cornerback where the Spartans have had multiple injuries.

Jeremy Ware is a sophomore backup cornerback.

Dantonio’s ability to keep his team focused will be tested as the Spartans attempt to qualify for a bowl for the first time in 4 years this Saturday in Iowa City. Returning to established themes, such as overcoming adversity and building a family atmosphere, will be crucial for the green and white to remain united and successful on the field.



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