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Soon-to-Be-Jailed Michigan State Running Back Will Remain on Football Scholarship

Many athletes receive scholarships while they sit the bench. Now it looks like a college football player will get one while he sits behind bars.

Glenn Winston, 19, has been "suspended indefinitely" from the Michigan State football team following two misdemeanor assault convictions, but coach Mark Dantonio said the running back will remain on athletic scholarship while he serves a six-month jail sentence in the case, according to the Detroit News.

"By NCAA rules he's on scholarship," Dantonio was quoted as saying.

Winston was due at the Ingham County Jail Friday to start serving his time after pleading guilty last month to assaulting MSU hockey player A.J. Sturges in the fall, the paper reported.

Winston is expected to receive tutoring while in jail, according to the News.

With approval from his coach he could have his suspension lifted and be redshirted for his sophomore season upon completion of his sentence.

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