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Michigan State RB LJ Scott arrested, charged with 7th driving infraction

20 October 2017

Scott, 21, has been stopped by police and accused of driving with no license or a suspended license seven times in the past two years, according to the Lansing State Journal.

The 21-year-old Scott, the Spartans' leading rusher, was arrested Wednesday in East Lansing, 54B District Court records show. He declined to comment further because Scott has not yet been arraigned. That instance, which was in February 2016, resulted in an equipment violation citation and Scott paying $500 worth of fines.

In March 2016, an Ohio State Patrol trooper pulled Scott over near Ashland, Ohio for driving 87 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour speed zone. Filings show he was found guilty and paid $330 in fines. According to a police report obtained by the Lansing State Journal, Scott told officers he and a friend were leaving a party.

Scott, a junior, led Michigan State in rushing each of the first two seasons and is coming off a breakout game last week against Minnesota.

Scott, who originally is from Hubbard, Ohio, has had several other run-ins with the law in MI and his home state, court records show. However all four of these charges were dropped or dismissed in exchange for Scott pleading guilty or no contest to lesser charges, according to the Journal. That charged was dropped for one count of impending traffic.

Scott's arrest is potentially big news for the No. 18 Spartans.

Michigan State RB LJ Scott arrested, charged with 7th driving infraction