Michigan State linebacker and defensive leader Joe Bachie has been ruled ineligible by the B1G following a failed random drug test, according to a report from Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press. The report came out on Thursday afternoon.

According to Solari, Bachie tested positive for a supplement that is considered a performance-enhancing substance that is banned by the B1G. Bachie and Michigan State plan to file an immediate appeal following the random screening.

Both Bachie and head coach Mark Dantonio released statements on the situation Thursday.

“All my career I’ve done my very best to represent Michigan State in a positive manner on and off the field,” Bachie said in a prepared statement. “I plan to appeal, but to all of those affected, from my coaches to my teammates and to the fans, I apologize for putting them through this situation. I will always be a Spartan.”

Bachie will be ineligible for Michigan State’s remaining four games unless he’s granted an appeal by the B1G. The Spartans are 4-4 with games against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Rutgers remaining.

“Joe Bachie has built himself into an All-Big Ten middle linebacker and two-time team captain through his incredible work ethic and leadership skills,” Dantonio said in a release. “This situation breaks my heart, but I know Joe is resilient and accountable. No one feels worse than Joe does, a sentiment he expressed when he spoke to the team earlier today. This does not define Joe as a player, and more importantly, as a man. He will graduate in December and has a very bright future ahead of him, both on and off the field. As a program, we plan to appeal immediately, and will continue to support Joe however we can. He will forever be a Spartan.”

Bachie had collected 71 stops this season, with 8.5 tackles for loss. He’s also broken up four passes and intercepted a pass. Last season, Bachie totaled 102 tackles, with 8.5 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles.