Former MSU G Keith Appling gets weak sentence in drug case

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Former Michigan State Spartans basketball star Keith Appling was arrested in February after being discovered with 19 grams of heroin in his car.

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He later plead guilty to possessing controlled substance-delivering/manufacturing less than 50 grams as well as operating without a license.

Earlier today, he learned his sentence.

He was officially sentenced to 18 months probation via Zoom by Circuit Judge Edward Servitto.

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For Appling, this isn’t his first run-in with the law. In 2017, he was sentenced to jail for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting and obstructing a police officer.

During his sophomore season with the Spartans, he earned All-Big Ten third team honors while leading the Spartans to the Big Ten regular season and tournament championship. He also led the Spartans in scoring during his junior year.