Senior tailback/fullback Dawan Moss was charged with drunken driving, having an open alcohol container in his car and fleeing and eluding a police officer, Lansing Police have said. The counts include a felony and two misdemeanors after Lansing police said he resisted arrest early Sunday.
Police noticed a car that belonged to Moss blocking traffic and when the officer approached the car he smelled alcohol on Moss' breath, then asked him to turn off the car.
Moss would not comply and when the officer tried to reach into the car to grab the keys from the ignition, Moss tried to drive off, dragging the officer "for some distance" with him and finally stopped when he hit a patrol car, at which time police tried to remove him from the vehicle. They said they eventually handcuffed him and took him to the Lansing City Jail.
Moss' arrest is the most recent in a string of Spartan football team difficulties which included the suspension of two players, quarterback Jeff Smoker and defensive end Greg Taplin.
As was reported earlier today by the TFY Draft Preview, word is circulating the MSU athletic program will make major announcements this week, possibly as early as tomorrow, which could result in the suspensions of several more players.
Credit for a portion of this story belongs to the Lansing State Journal. Dawan Moss picture courtesy of Getty Images.