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Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings arrest leaves Spartans in interesting position

One of the greatest redeeming qualities of life in America is that everyone gets a mulligan, and most get multiples of them in life. However, it appears Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings is going to test the patience and forgiveness of head coach Mark Dantonio for a second spring in a row.

That’s because according to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Kings was arrested at 2:30am on Sunday morning and has been charged with¬†drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer.

It isn’t the first run in with alcohol and the law for Kings either, and that could be where he runs in to some big time trouble this time around.

After being arrested for a DUI on April 6, 2014 Kings was suspended for the majority of spring by Dantonio. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 13 months probation, and that likely makes things even more interesting legally given these recent charges are also alcohol-related.

On the field, Kings was set to be the leading returning receiver for MSU. He had 29 receptions for 404 yards and one touchdown last season. Given those numbers he was likely to be in for a bigger role in 2015.

The Detroit Free Press had reached out to Dantonio for a comment following the latest news, but was not made immediately available.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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