The season just got a whole lot worse for the Spartans.

According to WILX, Big Ten linebacker, Joe Bachie, is ineligible to play the rest of the season due to testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

According to sources, MSU says it will appeal the suspension.

The following statement was released by Michigan State University Head Football coach Mark Dantonio:

“Joe Bachie has built himself into an All-Big Ten middle linebacker and two-time team captain through his incredible work ethic and leadership skills. This situation breaks my heart, but I know Joe is resilient and accountable. No one feels worse than Joe does, a sentiment he expressed when he spoke to the team earlier today. This does not define Joe as a player, and more importantly, as a man. He will graduate in December and has a very bright future ahead of him, both on and off the field. As a program, we plan to appeal immediately, and will continue to support Joe however we can. He will forever be a Spartan.”

The statement below was released by Joe Bachie:

“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.”