A whirlwind week of news concerning Jermaine Edmondson continues with the announcement that the senior cornerback has been granted a release from the Michigan State football team.
Details of an incident between Edmondson and former Michigan State basketball star Draymond Green were made public earlier this week. It is a story that continues to take new turns, but Edmondson appears to want to leave East Lansing.
Edmondson revealed in a police report that he has had problems with Green and other members of his camp before Sunday’s altercation. In a written statement to the police, the senior defender shared his feelings on the situation.
“This is wrong on so many levels for someone to think that something like this is okay,” Edmondson said in his statement, according to MLive.com’s Brendan F. Quinn. “Me and my girlfriend were both choked in front of our peers and we couldn’t do anything about it.”
Now, Edmondson’s time with the Spartans has come to an end, the school announced Wednesday evening. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio released a statement about the departure that reveals Edmondson wanted to play a bigger role on the team.
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— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) July 14, 2016
The senior cornerback was believed to see plenty of time on the field as part of the secondary rotation. Appearing in all 14 games as a junior last season, he recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and broke up three passes.