MSU player ar­rested at party

Thomp­son cited for noise vi­o­la­tion

The Detroit News - - Sports - BY MATT CHARBONEAU The Detroit News

East Lans­ing — Michi­gan State line­backer Tyriq Thomp­son was ar­rested for a mis­de­meanor noise vi­o­la­tion af­ter host­ing a party at his East Lans­ing res­i­dence that po­lice es­ti­mated was at­tended by 200 to 300 peo­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the East Lans­ing Po­lice Depart­ment, of­fi­cers de­cided to de­tain Thomp­son, whose name was redacted from the re­port, be­cause of “lack­lus­ter” at­tempts to end the party af­ter of­fi­cers re­sponded to com­plaints about the noise.

Po­lice were called to the res­i­dence just be­fore mid­night on Sept. 1 and ap­proached Thomp­son on the front lawn while es­ti­mat­ing about 100 peo­ple were out­side the house and loud mu­sic was play­ing. Thomp­son said it was his house. The of­fi­cers sug­gested he turn off the loud mu­sic and ask his guests to leave.

The re­port said Thomp­son “dis­ap­peared for sev­eral min­utes” and that while the mu­sic was turned off, peo­ple were not leav­ing the party. The re­port says that for the next hour of­fi­cers strug­gled to as­sist Thomp­son to get peo­ple to leave and, while do­ing so, the mu­sic was turned back on.

Af­ter an­other 15 to 20 min­utes, the re­port states it be­came ob­vi­ous, based on Thomp­son’s “lack­lus­ter” ef­forts that the party had grown out of his con­trol. Thomp­son was then ad­vised by of­fi­cers he would be placed un­der ar­rest for dis­or­derly con­duct, un­law­ful noise. He was taken to the East Lans­ing jail with­out in­ci­dent. 54B Dis­trict Court records show Thomp­son posted $200 bond and was re­leased. He has a pre­trial hear­ing set for Sept. 27.

Af­ter earn­ing his first ca­reer start in the sea­son-opener Aug. 31, the ju­nior was not with the Spar­tans when they trav­eled to Ari­zona State last Satur­day to take on the Sun Devils. At the time, coach Mark Dan­to­nio did not of­fer any de­tails on his ab­sence.

Dur­ing his weekly tele­con­fer­ence on Tues­day, Dan­to­nio said Thomp­son had an is­sue but was back with the team.

“We left him at home be­cause he got into a sit­u­a­tion and I felt it was war­ranted that we leave him at home,” Dan­to­nio said.

Thomp­son, a former stand­out at Detroit Martin Luther King, played in 12 games last sea­son and had 11 tack­les af­ter recording six tack­les in 11 games as a red­shirt fresh­man in 2016. He had one tackle in the opener against Utah State.

Michi­gan State (1-1) is off this week and re­turns to ac­tion Sept. 22 when it opens Big Ten play at In­di­ana.

Jay LaPrete/As­so­ci­ated Press

Michi­gan State line­backer Tyriq Thomp­son, left, missed last Satur­day’s game.

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