Spartans starting corner in midst of serving jail sentence


Fortunately for Chris Rucker a judge did not heed the advice of his probation officer.

Rucker was sentenced to probation earlier this year for his role in a campus brouhaha last year, and it was recommended that he be sentenced to 21 days in jail for breaking the terms of probation after being arrested for drunk driving.

Instead, the Michigan State starting cornerback was sentenced to ten days in jail that, because of time served, was reduced to eight days.  Rucker is scheduled to be released on Thursday.

The senior was suspended indefinitely by head coach Mark Dantonio following the second set of charges, and there’s no word on when he will be reinstated.  One of Dantonio’s assistants said earlier in the month that the staff had every intention of bringing Rucker back.

Rucker has missed the past two games because of the suspension.  Well, that and the whole “sitting in jail” thing.