The Michigan State football team will have running back LJ Scott in the lineup Saturday when it takes on Indiana, despite the player being arrested on Wednesday for his seventh driver’s license violation in the past two years.
Scott was arrested for driving with a suspended license Wednesday, according to Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal, the seventh such arrest since March of 2016.
On Friday, head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the issue in a statement, noting the issue has been resolved and Scott will play Saturday.
“In what has been a lengthy process, LJ Scott now has a valid driver’s license, free of any restrictions,” Dantonio said in the statement, per The Detroit News. “He has resolved the matter completely, and has paid a price, both financially and publicly. His status will be affected for Saturday’s game, but he will play.”
Scott was back in the lineup last Saturday after missing Week 6, and he was highly effective in the Spartans’ 30-27 win over Minnesota. Scott rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns, making up for lost time. It was his best performance of the 2017 season, by far, which brought him up to 408 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
The Spartans enter Week 8 with just one loss on their record and are undefeated in the Big Ten.