Michigan State Linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for Wednesday’s Rose Bowl for violating unspecified team rules. A statement released by the MSU Athletic Department early Thursday Morning called the violation “extremely disappointing for all parties involved” and also noted there would be “no further comment on this issue.”

As of Thursday at 12:56AM, no link to the official announcement was on the University’s website. Here is the statement we received VIA e-mail on Thursday morning at 12:16AM:

“Statement from Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio on suspension of Max Bullough:

‘Max Bullough has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation of team rules. It is extremely disappointing for all parties involved. We will stay focused and close ranks as we prepare for Stanford on January 1 in the Rose Bowl. Max will forever remain a Spartan and valued member in this team’s achievements. We will have no further comment on this issue.‘ ”

There's still no word on why Bullough was suspended. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said senior Kyler Elsworth and sophomore Darien Harris are splitting first-team reps at middle linebacker in practice. Elsworth said he talked to Bullough, who told him to stay focused on the game.  Bullough is from Traverse City.  A check of police reports there hasn't turned up any incidents involving Bullough.

He was to take the same field on which his grandfather, Hank Bullough, played every snap for the Spartans in their first Rose Bowl 60 years earlier, a 28-20 win over UCLA on Jan. 1, 1954.   Hank Bullough told a TV station Thursday that he had no idea why his grandson was suspended.