Spartans' Smith reinstated after jail term
Michigan State wide receiver Fred Smith has been reinstated to the football team after serving four days in jail for his role in a November residence hall assault.
Coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday that Smith, a redshirt sophomore, is practicing with the team during spring workouts. Smith pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to conspiracy to commit assault and battery.
Dantonio also said Tuesday that nose tackle Oren Wilson is still in the process of transferring schools. Wilson's lawyer told reporters last month at Wilson's sentencing that his client still hoped to return to Michigan State and would contact Dantonio. But Dantonio ruled out a return.
Wilson was sentenced to 21 days in jail for his role in the assault. His involvement in the incident wasn't revealed until January, and he participated in the Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech.
Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.