BREAKING: Max Bullough has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation of team rules, per MSU.— State News Sports (@thesnews_sports) December 26, 2013
In a statement, Mark Dantonio said: "It is extremely disappointing for all parties involved." So tough to lose a senior leader this way.— Dillon Davis (@DillonDavis) December 26, 2013
Dantonio: "Max will forever remain a Spartan and valued member in this team’s achievements."— Dillon Davis (@DillonDavis) December 26, 2013
The department was clear that it has no further comment on the issue.— Dillon Davis (@DillonDavis) December 26, 2013
Just confirmed Max Bullough did not make the trip with the team.— Dan Kilbridge (@MSUDanK) December 26, 2013
That's the end of his career.
Bullough got in trouble once before, on spring break in 2011 before he was a starter, but has gone on to be a captain, an All-B1G player and an Academic All-American. For a senior captain with that track record to get suspended before the Rose Bowl, his final game (and with that lineage), I have no idea what could have happened. We may find out soon, given how serious this apparently is. There is a press conference Thursday. Perhaps we will learn more.
The MSU defense loses its leader, a guy who was going to be in on a lot of tackles against Stanford's power running game.
Who replaces Bullough? Do you go with senior Kyler Elsworth, a guy we, surprisingly, haven't seen much of this year? Or do you go with a guy we'll see next year, like Darien Harris or Ed Davis?
Whatever it is, it's an unfortunate end to a great career. We don't know what the violation is, but Mark Dantonio has made a clear point about no player being bigger than the team or the program.
Should've been clearer. All that shows up for Max Bullough in E.L. and Ingham County courts is one harmless parking ticket.— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) December 26, 2013
Also, let's please not speculate.