Michigan-Michigan State tunnel fight: Charges filed against 7 Spartans, no Wolverines – USA TODAY

Charges have been filed against seven Michigan State football players for their involvement in a melee in the Lloyd Carr tunnel following Michigan‘s 29-7 victory over MSU in Ann Arbor.
Video showed a handful of Michigan State players hitting and kicking two Michigan players separately, later identified as Ja’Den McBurrows and Gemon Green.
After weeks of investigation from the Big Ten Conference, University of Michigan police and Michigan State University police, witness testimony, the prosecutor’s office released their findings on Wednesday afternoon.
“Following the altercation between members of the Michigan and Michigan State football teams on October 29, the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (UMDPSS) conducted a thorough investigation into potential criminal liability,” the statement read. “At the conclusion of that investigation, UMDPSS submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office a request for criminal charges against several individuals – all student-athletes on the Michigan State football team.
“After reviewing the evidence and the law, the Prosecutor’s Office has authorized the following charges against the following individuals:
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The statement goes on to say that all charges are merely allegations.
While one attorney representing an undisclosed MSU player said there was evidence the Michigan players may have started the incident, neither of them were charged criminally.
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“We can have no further comment beyond the statement per our rules of professional conduct,” an assistant in the prosecutor’s office told the Detroit Free Press, part of the USA TODAY Netork.
In total eight MSU players were suspended, the seven who charges have been filed against as well as Malcolm Jones.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh spoke the following Monday, saying that ‘an apology’ was not enough and he expected criminal charges to be filed.
The eight suspended players have not suited up for the Spartans or been a part of team activities since the incident.


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