Two MSU Football Players Suspended
Feb. 19, 2000
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Two Michigan State University football players have been suspended from the team after being charged with break-ins.
Felony arrest warrants were issued Thursday against defensive back Monquiz Wedlow, 20, of Saginaw and defensive end Samalj Gordon, 18, of Atlanta. Both are freshmen.
Wedlow is charged with second-degree home invasion for allegedly breaking into Gordon's dormitory room Sept. 3. Gordon is charged with second-degree home invasion for allegedly breaking into a dorm room Dec. 18, and is charged with larceny of less than $200. He is accused of stealing property Jan. 20 from an on-campus apartment.
Gordon appeared Friday morning before an East Lansing judge, who scheduled trial dates of Feb. 28 and March 1 on the two charges, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Wedlow had not appeared in court as of Friday, the newspaper said.
Second-degree home invasion is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Gordon played in two games in 1999 and suffered an ankle injury. He has applied to be redshirted. Wedlow was redshirted this past season. Each has four years of eligibility left, the Lansing State Journal reported.
``They've been suspended indefinitely and their status will be re-evaluated at a later date,'' coach Bobby Williams said in a statement.