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Mark Dantonio’s eventually deleted tweet causes Detroit Free Press to change ‘Fake News’

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On Tuesday morning, the Detroit Free Press published a story saying that Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio visited Walled Lake Western with the intention of flipping quarterback Sam Johnson from Boston College to the Spartans. The report went as far as saying Dantonio “made another pitch” to Western’s senior QB.

From Detroit Free Press:

How did Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio spend his Tuesday morning?

Trying to convince Walled Lake Western quarterback Sam Johnson III to flip from Boston College and become a Spartan.

Dantonio was spotted at Western and with no quarterback in the 2019 class, he made another pitch at the senior quarterback, who spent the weekend at BC on an official visit.

Johnson has been committed to BC since May. When offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, who helped recruit Johnson, left to become the head coach at Bowling Green last week, schools immediately started calling Johnson.

Sam Johnson II said his son was 100 percent committed to BC before the official visit. The family made the trip over the weekend with Johnson sporting an Eagles’ jersey on his Twitter account.

Well, when Dantonio (or whoever runs his Twitter account) caught wind of the report, he tweeted out the following message, which was deleted within minutes. (we captured a screenshot prior to it being deleted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NOTE: We are not exactly sure why Dantonio’s tweet was quickly deleted, though some have suggested it may have been a recruiting violation since the story mentioned a potential recruit.

Later in the night, Dantonio (or his Twitter rep) followed up with the tweet listed below.

Apparently, the Detroit Free Press found out about Dantonio’s deleted ‘Fake News’ tweet (most likely because we tagged them in our original story, and in response, they have completely changed their story.

Here is an excerpt from the “updated” story which was originally deemed “Fake News” by Dantonio.

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized Mark Dantonio’s visit to Walled Lake Western on Tuesday. 

Mark Dantonio was in the Metro Detroit area on Tuesday, checking in with his commits around the area. 

He stopped in at Walled Lake Western to visit 2019 commit Spencer Brown. The 3-star offensive tackle has been committed to Dantonio and the Spartans since July of 2017. 

Also at Walled Lake Western is Boston College commit Sam Johnson II, a 3-star quarterback in Michigan in the class of 2019. Johnson does not have a Michigan State offer. 

Props to Dantonio calling out the Detroit Free Press on Twitter, even if it was quickly deleted.

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BREAKING: Former Michigan State receiver arrested for domestic battery

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According to reports, former Michigan State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been arrested for domestic battery.

From: The Mercury

Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison is indefinitely suspended following his arrest Friday afternoon on a domestic battery charge.

The Riley County Police Department police arrested Rison at 1:56 p.m. in the 2200 block of College Avenue. He was charged with one count of domestic battery/knowing or reckless bodily to family/person in dating relationship. Rison is free on $1,000 bond.

First-year K-State head football coach Chris Klieman announced Rison’s suspension Saturday morning.

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

Check it out.

Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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BREAKING: Nick Ward makes decision between Michigan State and NBA

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Michigan State forward Nick Ward has made his decision between the Spartans and the NBA.

Ward took to Instagram on Saturday to announce he has decided to declare for the NBA Draft and that he has hired an agent.

First off I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity. These last 3 seasons at Michigan State have been incredible for me. I have been able to become not only a better basketball player but also a better man. I want to thank Coach Izzo and the entire coaching staff for believing in me and pushing me to be better everyday. I want to thank all the fans for the love and support and I also want to thank my teammates for helping me each and everyday. After consulting with the coaching Staff and my family I have decided to take the next step to pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA by declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I have also hired an agent. Thank Spartan nation for everything. I will forever be a spartan! #GoGreen

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First off I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity. These last 3 seasons at Michigan State have been incredible for me. I have been able to become not only a better basketball player but also a better man. I want to thank Coach Izzo and the entire coaching staff for believing in me and pushing me to be better everyday. I want to thank all the fans for the love and support and I also want to thank my teammates for helping me each and everyday. After consulting with the coaching Staff and my family I have decided to take the next step to pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA by declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I have also hired an agent. Thank Spartan nation for everything. I will forever be a spartan! #GoGreen

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With new NCAA rules, Ward could still return to Michigan State, but most seem to think he has played his final game in a Spartans’ uniform.

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