This bizarre story broke last night. From the AP:
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl.
Coach Mark Dantonio said in a news release early Thursday morning that Bullough was suspended for the rest of the season. He did not say what rules Bullough violated and said there will be no further comment.
... Bullough is a two-time team captain who had 76 tackles this season and 299 career tackles. He also was named a third-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten this season.
That's a devastating blow to Sparty. Middle Linebacker is probably the defensive spot MSU could least afford to lose heading into their matchup with power-oriented Stanford.