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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

  • Michigan State running back Glenn Winston is heading to jail for his role in an off-campus fight that could have turned out much worse for Spartans hockey player A.J. Sturges, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.

John Sturges, the player's father, did direct emotional testimony in court toward Winston about the severity of his offenses.

"You nearly killed my son," Sturges said. "It's now your turn to be punished for your choices."

"It is hard on you," defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. "You go through one, it's bad enough, and then start back in and it looks like you're coming along and you start to get a little confidence back and get some improvement, [and the] same thing happens."