Spartans' White pleads guilty to assault

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The fallout from the off-campus fight allegedly involving Michigan State football and hockey players is beginning to take shape.

Spartans wide receiver Mitchell White pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with the Oct. 19 incident. Both White and teammate Glenn Winston, who faces three counts of misdemeanor aggravated assault, could face jail time if convicted.

Winston, who served as Michigan State's primary kick returner last season, could face up to a year in jail.

Both players are still listed on Michigan State's roster, though White was not included on the Spartans' roster for the Capital One Bowl. Winston played in the regular-season finale at Penn State but did not appear in the bowl game.

Spartans hockey player A.J. Sturges was briefly hospitalized after the fight.

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has not addressed the players' status.

Athletic director Mark Hollis released a statement in December regarding the incident, saying, "The particular circumstances aside, no member of the university community should experience this kind of injury. We have trust in the justice system, and we look forward to A.J.'s recovery."