Michign State’s Rucker makes Iowa trip
Defensive back Chris L. Rucker has traveled with No. 5 Michigan
State to Iowa for its game against the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes.
The school hasn’t announced whether he will play Saturday.
Rucker was reinstated to the team Thursday after missing two
games and serving eight days in jail for a probation violation
following what was initially a drunken driving charge. He pleaded
guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving.
Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Rucker paid team and legal
consequences for his poor decision, adding he didn’t deserve a
lifetime banishment from the program.
Rucker was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 150 hours of
community service for assault last year for his role in a fight on