According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State junior running back LJ Scott was arrested Wednesday for driving on a suspended license. This is the seventh time that Scott, 21, has faced the same, or a similar charge.
The report states that the charge carries up to a year in jail if convicted because he has at least one prior conviction of the same charge. That initial charge occurred in February of 2016, which usually results in a 93-day misdemeanor. The charge for Scott was dropped in exchange for an equipment violation citation with fines totaling $500.
Scott was arraigned in 54B District Court and plead not guilty, posting a $500 personal recognizance bond. A pre-trail hearing has been scheduled for November 2nd.
The junior running back from Hubbard, Ohio is coming off a breakout game last week against Minnesota. Scott rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns in the 30-27 win. The Spartans (5-1, 3-0) host Indiana (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday.