Michigan State suspends 2 football players indefinitely

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, Michigan State linebackers Luke Fulton and Charles Willekes have been suspended indefinitely.

Fulton was charged with aggravated assault for an incident that took place on Sept. 8 of 2020. He has since pleaded not guilty but he has been ordered not to have any direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim and he is not allowed to travel out of the state.

Fulton’s attorney, Mike Nichols, told the Free Press hopes his client will be granted the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status.

From Detroit Free Press:

Fulton’s attorney, Mike Nichols, said charges were reduced to assault and battery, and he is hopeful Fulton will be granted Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status. In Michigan, offenders younger than 24 who have pleaded to some criminal offenses can have their court records closed to public view under HYTA. Under the law, such records keep nonpublic status unless the trainee commits another offense.

“While serious, it’s not an uncommon kind of a situation for any college kid, let alone an athlete,” Nichols said. “But ultimately, I think the judge will grant him Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status, which will allow him to keep his record clean, which is a big deal.”

Sentencing for Fulton has been scheduled for Oct. 28, according to court documents.

As far as Willekes goes (he is the younger brother of former MSU All-American Kenny Willekes), there is no online court record for him for that particular date.