Michigan State linebacker Tyriq Thompson didn’t make the team’s trip to Tempe last week as the Spartans battled Arizona State. The decision to leave him behind was made by head coach Mark Dantonio, but there wasn’t much explanation behind the move.
Now there’s a little more clarity.
Thompson was arrested for a misdemeanor noise violation due to his “lackluster attempts” to get people to leave a house party that was too loud, according a police report obtained by MLive.com.
According to the report, East Lansing police were dispatched about complaints of a loud house party around midnight on Sept. 1. Police approached Thompson in the front yard of his residence and asked him to turn the music off and request that guests at the party leave.
The report states that Thompson “disappeared for several minutes” and guests didn’t leave. It was mentioned that the music was turned off and then back on several times. Because people failed to leave in a timely fashion, police determined that the party was out of control and Thompson was arrested.
He was arraigned on Sept. 4 and posted a $200 bond. He’s plead not guilty and will have a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 27.
Dantonio left Thompson at home for last week’s game because of the situation, but he rejoined the team on Monday.
Thompson played in Michigan State’s season opener against Utah State on Aug. 31. He registered one tackle in the game. In three seasons with the Spartans, the linebacker has recorded 18 total tackles.