It has been tough as a University of Michigan senior watching four years of our football team losing to Michigan State. It has been even worse knowing that a player at Michigan State acted in an unsportsmanlike way and has not been immediately punished for it.
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston in this past weekend’s game twisted star quarterback Denard Robinson’s facemask after the play was over and also punched offensive lineman Taylor Lewan. Both incidences received penalties during the game and should lead to a suspension of the Michigan State player. It is unacceptable for a player to do what he did no matter how heated the rivalry.
My prediction though: He will play in Saturday’s game vs. Wisconsin.
Michigan State had three days to complete an internal review of the incident, which gave them till Wednesday to submit their decisions to the Big Ten. The Big Ten has another 3 days to make a decision on that, which could make it late Saturday or Monday before a decision is made to suspend Gholston. All of which would give him a chance to play in the big game against No. 4 Wisconsin. It would be nice for MSU to make up for past mistakes in player punishments and sit Gholston down for a game after his less than classy display.