Spartans' Linthicum receives probation

Michigan State tight end Brian Linthicum was sentenced to one year of probation for his role in a bar fight last month in Aspen, Colo.

Linthicum reached a plea agreement that reduced his charges from third-degree assault and eluding police to misdemeanor harassment. He will have to perform 40 hours of community service and take an anger management class, and he'll find out at a June 14 hearing whether he'll have to pay restitution to the man he punched in the fight.

Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough also was charged and will have a hearing Tuesday.

Coach Mark Dantonio announced that both players are being disciplined internally and missed the first few workouts of spring ball. Both Linthicum and Bullough are in the mix for starting jobs this season.