White disciplined; pleaded not guilty

Updated: December 10, 2009, 2:02 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Michigan State freshman receiver Myles White has been indefinitely suspended from the team after pleading not guilty to charges of public urination and possession of alcohol by a minor.

White entered the plea Thursday morning in St. Johns, Mich., and Michigan State announced his suspension hours later. Bath Township police cited White, of Livonia, Mich., in the early hours of Nov. 22 outside the Small Planet nightclub.

White faces up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine on the charge of public urination and a $100 fine on the possession charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Police responded to the nightclub after reports of fighting during a party sponsored by a Michigan State fraternity. Former Spartans football player Glenn Winston reportedly was involved in an altercation during the party, which led to another incident the next night during a potluck function sponsored by the same fraternity at a Michigan State residence hall.

Seven current Spartans players and two former players, including Winston, were charged Wednesday with assault and conspiracy in connection with the residence hall incident.

White was not charged and has not been identified as being present at the residence hall. MSU police are still investigating the incident at the half, and more charges could be filed.

White appeared in six games for Michigan State this fall but did not have a reception.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.

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