In the wake of a much-publicized incident with former Spartan basketball star Draymond Green, Jermaine Edmondson has opted to play his final year of college football elsewhere from Michigan State.

MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio announced via news release Wednesday evening that Edmondson had been granted a full release from the program.

“In discussions with Jermaine Edmondson following spring practice and in the weeks thereafter, it became clear that Jermaine wanted to play a larger role on the team," Dantonio said in the release. "After consulting with him in the summer, he felt it was in his best interest to finish his playing career elsewhere. We have granted his immediate release to transfer to another institution to have that opportunity.”

Edmondson, who will be a fifth-year senior this coming season, alleges Green punched him in the face in the early-morning hours Sunday outside of a downtown East Lansing establishment. Edmondson's attorney claims the incident was an "assault" that has "forever altered" Edmondson's life.

The 22-year-old Edmondson played in all 14 games for Michigan State last season. He contributed at cornerback and special teams, where he threw a crucial block that helped escort Jalen Watts-Jackson into the end zone against Michigan in one of the wildest finishes in college football history.

He was third on the Spartans' spring depth chart behind Vayante Copeland and Josh Butler.