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September 21, 2010

Dion Sims in trouble

We have an answer on why Dion Sims hasn't been playing for Michigan State. Wayne County prosecutors just revealed that he has allegedly been involved in a Detroit Public Schools computer theft ring involving stolen laptops. He has been charged and suspended indefinitely from the team.

    Here's a story with the latest from a Detroit Free Press reporter who was at a Wayne County Prosecutor's Office news conference today. Sims is charged with receiving and concealing stolen property, a 10-year felony.

    And here's a statement, just released, from Mark Hollis:

    “Since mid-February, we have been aware that Dion Sims and members of his extended family have been dealing with some legal issues. Dion informed the coaching staff of the police investigation and has kept them apprised of the progress of the investigation.

    “Dion did not participate in the first three regular-season games, and as of today, he has been suspended from football team-related activities due to these issues. During his indefinite suspension, Dion will continue to have access to all of the available resources in the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center. We will allow the legal process to play out before we make any final decision regarding his future status with the team.”

 

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