Michigan St WR Arnett gets waiver to play in ’12

Michigan State wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett has been granted a

waiver to play this season.

The NCAA’s decision was disclosed Thursday by Spartans coach

Mark Dantonio. It means Arnett won’t have to sit out a season after

transferring from Tennessee to be closer to his ailing father.

Arnett is from Saginaw, Mich.

Arnett had 24 receptions, the second-highest total for a true

freshman at Tennessee, for 242 yards and two touchdowns last


The NCAA previously granted Arkansas running back Broderick

Green a waiver to play in 2009 without missing a season after

transferring from USC to move closer to his ailing grandmother.