Seven Michigan State football players have been indicted.last month in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium, according to a statement Wednesday from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
The most serious charge is against cornerback Khari Crump, who faces a felony count of aggravated assault. Six others are charged with misconduct. Linebacker Itayvion “Tank” Brown, safety Angelo Groce, cornerback Justin White, defensive end Brandon Wright and defensive end Zion Young have each been charged with one count of aggravated assault, and linebacker Jacoby Windmon has been charged with assault and battery. Facing one count of battery.
No Michigan players are facing charges. Those come before the final regular-season games: No. 3 Michigan plays rival No. 2 Ohio State on the road Saturday, hours before the Spartans close it out at No. 11 Penn State to become bowl eligible. He needs a win.
Clashes broke out in the Michigan Stadium tunnel on October 29 after then-No. 4 The Wolverines beat the Spartans 29-7. Social media posts show Michigan State player Ja’den McBurrows being pushed, punched and kicked in and near a hallway that does not lead to the locker room. Brown, Groves and Young are seen in the video getting physical with McBrows.
McBurrows and defensive back Jamon Green walked alongside the Spartans up the tunnel after the game as most of Michigan’s team carried them off the field after beating their in-state rivals for the first time in three years.
Green, in another post, is surrounded by screaming police across the tunnel at Michigan State players.
Crump In a video Appears to swing his helmet at a Michigan player. This can lead to a more serious charge, which carries a maximum of four years in prison. State law defines aggravated assault as an assault “using a knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles or other dangerous weapon without intent to kill or cause great bodily harm.”
A felony count of assault is punishable by up to a year in prison, while misdemeanor and battery carry a maximum sentence of 93 days behind bars.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said one player, who he did not identify, may have suffered a broken nose. He also said Green was punched by a Spartans player and McBroughs was attacked when he tried to help.
The statement from the prosecutor’s office did not provide any details on the charges, including who is accused of killing whom. The office will have no further comment after the case proceeds, he added. It is unclear when the accused players will appear in court.
Michigan State’s athletic director and football coach did not immediately return requests for comment.
Michigan President Santa Jay Ono said in a statement Wednesday that the school “appreciated the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office’s thoughtful, deliberate approach to this unfortunate incident.”
“We also want to express our concern for all the players involved, especially those who were injured,” Ono said. “The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional review of this matter.”
Tom Mars, an attorney representing Green, said after the charges were filed that he was “not at all surprised by the prosecutor’s decision.”
Asked if his client could sue over the concussion, Marrs said that after speaking with Green and his father, they agreed with his recommendation that “the tunnel incident be held until the end of the season.” No action should be taken about it.”
“I don’t want any of this to be a distraction for Michigan football and neither does Jamon,” Mars said.
Michigan State coach Mel Tucker suspended eight players — including Malcolm Jones, who has not been charged — for their role in the brawl.
After the October 29 incident, Michigan State President Samuel Stanley publicly apologized for the “violent” clash.
“I am deeply saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior of members of our football program,” Stanley said in a statement. apologies.”