Just after midnight, the Michigan State football team announced a bombshell.
Coach Mark Dantonio announced that senior linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the Rose Bowl on Wednesday against Stanford for violating team rules.
In a statement, Dantonio said "it is extremely disappointing for all parties involved" and that the team will "close ranks" in preparation for MSU's first Rose Bowl since 1988. "Max will forever remain a Spartan and a valued member in this team's achievements."
Back in 2011, Bullough and then-senior tight end Brian Linthicum were arrested after a disturbance at a bar in Aspen, Colo. Bullough, then 19, was charged with a misdemenor of a minor in possession of alcohol and got nine months of probation.
The Bullough family has a long history with Michigan State. Max's grandfather, Hank, and father, Shane, both played at MSU. Max's younger brother, Riley, is a redshirt freshman on this year's squad. (USA TODAY)