By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

Michigan’s tough test at Michigan State just got tougher.

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The Wolverines already would have had their hands full with the Michigan State defense, one of the best in the country, and Michigan must now contend with the Spartans without 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end A.J. Williams.

Police pulled over Williams after he ran a stop sign and later charged him with operation of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol as well as underage drinking, according to ESPN. Williams blew a .122 in the breath exam, well over the legal limit of .08.

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Far from a primary target for quarterback Devin Gardner, Williams had still played in 19 games for the Wolverines in his college career and filled an important role as a blocker.

Michigan announced Monday Williams will serve a one-game suspension, missing the Michigan State game Saturday, for a violation of team rules.

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“It’s certainly disappointing when one of your kids makes a very poor decision,” head coach Brady Hoke stated in a press release. “A.J. realizes he has let a lot of people down, including himself. As families do, we will help A.J. as he learns a valuable lesson from this.”