Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke is leaving the program, he announced Friday afternoon.
Reschke issued a statement saying he made a “totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate” in “a brief moment of anger.” Reschke did not elaborate on what the comment was, but it appears it is the reason for his departure.
In the statement issued to media members, Reschke said he addressed his teammates and coaches and offered an apology to fans, coach Mark Dantonio, the Michigan State staff and teammates.
Here is the statement from LB Jon Reschke on leaving MSU. pic.twitter.com/SCIa2D0CJN
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Reschke, a Sterling Heights, Mich., native, will have one year of eligibility remaining wherever he transfers and will be eligible in the 2017 season. Reschke appeared in just two games during the 2016 season due to injury. In the 2015 season, Reschke was a key part of the Spartans defense, making 75 tackles and 2 sacks.
Reschke’s departure is the latest off-the-field issue for the Spartans program. Michigan State suspended three football players and one football staffer earlier this month as the school conducted an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.