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Michigan State CB Vayante Copeland No Longer Listed On Roster

Michigan State starting cornerback Vayante Copeland is no longer on the program's roster.

Michigan State handed out updated rosters today, and Copeland's name is not on it, per Spartans beat writers.

Back in late April, Scout.com's Hondo Carpenter reported that Copeland and another player had been kicked off the team. MSU head coach Mark Dantonio denied that report at the time, saying the players had instead been "redlocked" and were subject to possible internal discipline.

Copeland had a number of legal issues stemming from a 2015 arrest for marijuana possession. It appears those issues might have gotten the best of him and ended his time in East Lansing.

Interestingly, while Dantonio says Copeland is no longer with the team, he added that he was not dismissed.

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Injuries limited Copeland's impact over the last two seasons, but he did record 36 tackles and an interception in seven games last year.