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Wed April 13, 2011
MSU player receives probation sentence for Aspen brawl
A Spartans footballer has been sentenced to a year on probation and a fine for his role in a bar fight last month.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
Michigan State tight end Brian Linthicum was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation in connection with a March 10 arrest in Aspen, Colo., according to Pitkin County Court records.
Linthicum, who will be a senior and possible starter in the fall, accepted a plea deal without appearing in court, knocking misdemeanor third-degree assault and eluding-police charges down to misdemeanor harassment.
He must take an anger-management class (at least eight hours), perform 40 hours of community service and pay $100, plus court costs. According to a court clerk, other conditions are that he cannot be arrested nor drink excessive amounts of alcohol. A review hearing for which Linthicum must be present is set for Oct. 11.
Max Bullough, a Michigan State linebacker, was also charged in the incident. His hearing is set for Tuesday.
-Brian Short, Michigan Radio Newsroom