Michigan State Football Players Charged In Tunnel Incident After Loss To Michigan

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The ugly events that played out after Michigan beat Michigan State have resulted in criminal charges for seven Michigan State Spartan football players.

It’s been almost a month since Michigan beat Michigan State 29-7 in Ann Arbor, but sadly the discussion has always been about the unlawful acts that took place in the tunnel afterwards. On video, several Michigan State players attacked and assaulted Michigan cornerbacks Gemon and Ja’Den McBurrows. It was clear that the law would be involved in the attack and that Green was pressing charges after he sustained injuries. The charges were officially announced earlier today.

After reviewing the evidence and the law, the Prosecutor’s Office has authorized these charges:

  • Khary Crump: One count of felonious assault, in violation of MCL 750. 82, a felony
  • Itayvion Brown: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750. 81a, a misdemeanor
  • Angelo Grose: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750. 81a, a misdemeanor
  • Justin White: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750. 81a, a misdemeanor
  • Brandon Wright: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750. 81a, a misdemeanor
  • Zion Young: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750. 81a, a misdemeanor
  • Jacoby Windmon: One count of assault & battery, in violation of MCL 750. 81, a misdemeanor

The statement goes on to say that all charges are just allegations at this point.

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“At the University of Michigan we appreciate the thoughtful, deliberate approach from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to this unfortunate incident,” said Michigan president Santa J. Ono in a statement. “We also want express our concern for all those involved, especially the ones who were hurt.

“The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter. “

Obviously the case isn’t completely closed, but this does start to shed some light on what might happen with these seven football players. The seven suspended players (including Malcolm Jones and the seven others charged) have not played football for the Spartans since the incident. MSU’s regular season finale will be Saturday at Penn State, where the Spartans are aiming to win No. 6 to become bowl eligible.

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