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Breaking: Michigan State Football Player Declared Ineligible

A general view of Michigan State's football field during a game.

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of Spartan Stadium during a game between the Central Michigan Chippewas and Michigan State Spartans on September 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A Michigan State football player has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season.

According to a report from Chris Solari, Spartans senior linebacker Joe Bachie tested positive for a banned substance. As to what the alleged substance is remains unknown at this time.

Here's the news from Solari.

"Joe Bachie has been declared ineligible by the Big Ten Conference due to failing a random drug test. Bachie tested positive for a supplement that is classified as a performance-enhancing substance banned by the league.

Bachie released a statement confirming the news and apologizing. "All my career I've done my very best to represent Michigan State in a positive manner on and off the field. 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," he said in the statement.

It's a tough break for the Spartans who are in the midst of three-game losing streak.

After losing three-straight to Wisconsin, Ohio State and Penn State, Michigan State fell to 4-4 on the season.

The Spartans need to win at least two more games to become bowl eligible, but losses like this won't help. Next up for Michigan State is a battle against Illinois next weekend.