MSU's LJ Scott cleared to play after resolving license issue

Larry Hoffman
October 21, 2017

Coach Mark Dantonio said Scott's status would be affected because of the arrest but that the team's leading rusher at the halfway point of the season would be on the field against the Hoosiers.

In February 2016, Scott was pulled over by East Lansing police and charged with driving on a suspended license.

This year, Scott also was cited for impeding traffic, SOS records show.

Yeadon said Scott will be on a six-month informal probationary period where, if he avoids any misdemeanor charges and keeps a clean driving record, his charge of driving with a suspended license this week will be dismissed.

MSU football player LJ Scott was arrested Wednesday night.

Scott is now cleared to play when No. 18 Michigan State (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) hosts IN (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC) at Spartan Stadium.

"In what has been a lengthy process, LJ Scott now has a valid driver's license, free of any restrictions", Dantonio said. He has resolved the matter completely, and has paid a price, both financially and publically. A message left seeking comment from James Heos, Scott's attorney, was not immediately returned.

April 2016 - Scott was involved in a crash in OH and drove off.

Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal reported earlier on Friday that Scott was legally able to drive when he was pulled over, but was waiting on the license and "didn't have the paperwork on him" when he was pulled over by police.

Scott got caught later in March 2016 when he was speeding, another time in April 2016 after being involved in a vehicle crash, and yet again in July 2016 by campus police. The Spartans play Indiana Saturday in East Lansing.

Scott rushed for a career-high 194 yards in Michigan State's win over Minnesota on Saturday.

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