Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Report: Derrick Nix arrested, jailed

From Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal, Derrick Nix was arrested Monday night for operating a vehicle in the presence of drugs and marijuana possession. Other news outlets have reported the same.

From Rexrode:
"Operating with the presence of drugs is a 93-day misdemeanor, and marijuana possession is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a year in jail. Nix is out on bond and has 10 days to appear in court for an arraignment.."
MSU has released this statement from Tom Izzo:
“Based on the information we have received, Derrick Nix has been suspended indefinitely from our basketball team, and his future with our program is uncertain. He made an irresponsible decision that has put his future with our program in serious jeopardy.”
This past season for the men's basketball team was all about moving past the 2010-11 season, when two players were accused of rape (never charged), Chris Allen was kicked off the team, Korie Lucious was arrested for drunken driving (later reduced to reckless driving), then suspended indefinitely and later transferred.

Delvon Roe recently tweeted: "On a serious note sucks to hear what is going on with Nix really is a great dude. Hopes he gets back on track. Great potential"

A little more than a week after the 2011-12 season has ended, and a senior-to-be who could be a captain next season was in jail and his future with the program is uncertain. There weren't any documented issues on or off the court this past season, but the 2012 offseason is certainly off to a rocky start.

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