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Izzo gives outline for Lucious suspension

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has kept mostly mum on the topic of Korie Lucious.

Lucious was arrested in late August for driving while intoxicated. Lucious blew a .09, one-hundredth of a point above Michigan's legal limit, but because he had yet to turn 21, it didn't matter how much or how little Lucious went over the limit. Many presumed Izzo would suspend Lucious for an undetermined stretch, but Izzo hadn't moved on the matter publicly since September.

It appears, according to The Grand Rapids Press, a suspension is still the plan:

Lucious, who was charged with drunken driving in August, will miss at least two games, Izzo said. As few as one of those games could be a regular-season game, Izzo said. Basically, Lucious could be suspended from two to four games. At least one of the games will be an exhibition and one in the regular season.

The games under consideration are exhibitions Nov. 2 against Saginaw Valley State and Nov. 8 against Nebraska-Omaha and the first two regular-season games, Nov. 12 against Eastern Michigan and Nov. 16 against South Carolina.

The punishment will have some practicality mixed in; some of Izzo's decision will be based on the relative health of other Michigan State players, but the coach also said he is trying to make sure the "penalty [fits] the crime, too."

Anyway, there you go, Michigan State fans. Lucious will miss anywhere from two to four games, none of them will be particularly challenging games, and the Spartans guard should be back in time for the Maui Invitational.