Michigan State coach Tom Izzo released a statement today saying that Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne were involved in a fight Wednesday in the second story lobby of the team hotel.
Izzo said, “I’ve spent my entire afternoon meeting with the players involved and they are both sincerely remorseful.”
Izzo said that neither player will start tonight and they will both pay for the minor damage caused to the hotel.
According to a report, a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation in which punches were thrown and one of the two pushed the other into a wall (causing the damage).
What adds confusion to the story is that apparently Dawson and Payne are roommates in east Lansing.
For Spartan fans, there could be a silver lining to this. Maybe it brings the team together after a rather unimpressive start to the Big Ten season.