Jail sought for Spartans' Chris L. Rucker

Updated: October 14, 2010, 11:14 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A probation officer has recommended that Michigan State cornerback Chris L. Rucker, who has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, be sent to jail for violating the terms of his probation, the Detroit News reported.

Rucker was cited for operating while intoxicated early Sunday and has until Oct. 20 to appear for his arraignment at East Lansing District Court.

Rucker's probation officer, Matthew J. Brundage, recommended a 21-day jail sentence for violating the terms of his probation on an assault conviction last year, according to court documents, according to the report.

Calls to Rucker's attorney were not immediately returned Wednesday, the News reported.

Rucker was placed on probation after pleading guilty to assault and battery stemming from an on-campus brawl involving Rucker and several teammates. The terms of his probation prohibited him from purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol or illegal drugs, according to the report.

Coach Mark Dantonio announced Sunday night that Rucker was suspended for at least one game for an unspecified violation of team rules. He's expected to miss this weekend's home game against Illinois.

Rucker had an interception in the Spartans' 34-17 win over Michigan on Saturday. The senior started 11 games last season and the first six this season for the Spartans.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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