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MSU’s Fulton, Willekes suspended after assault charges

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State linebackers Luke Fulton and Charles Willekes are currently suspended after being charged with assault early last month.

A spokesman for the football team said Monday that Fulton and Willekes have been suspended from the program indefinitely.

According to online court records, Fulton’s alleged offense took place Sept. 8. He was originally charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault. Mike Nichols, his attorney, said Monday the charge was reduced to simple assault.

Nichols said Fulton is seeking Holmes Youthful Trainee Act designation, which can allow a young offender to keep his record clean.

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According to the court records, Willekes’ alleged offense was also Sept. 8. The records list a misdemeanor assault and battery charge for Willekes, amended from misdemeanor assault. The records also list a misdemeanor drunk-and-disorderly person charge. A message was left with an attorney for Willekes.

Fulton and Willekes are both redshirt freshmen.

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