Michigan State University has suspended four of its football players after being part of a group that attacked a Michigan University football player after a game on Saturday.
Michigan State coach Mel Tucker announced Sunday that linebacker Tank Brown, cornerback Kheri Crump, safety Angelo Gros and defensive end Zion Young were suspended, effective immediately after a review of “disturbing electronic evidence.” After losing 29–7 to rival Michigan Spartans, a Video Clip A crowd of Michigan State players are shown punching and kicking an opposing player in a tunnel at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
“We are currently working with law enforcement, Michigan State and Michigan campus leadership and the Big Ten Conference to further evaluate events in Ann Arbor, including but not limited to additional student-athlete involvement and contributing factors. is,” Tucker said in a statement. “The initial student-athlete suspension will remain in force until the investigation is complete.”
Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. called the behavior “unacceptable” and apologized to the University of Michigan.
“There is no provocation to justify the behavior we see in the video. The rivalry can be intense but should never be violent,” Stanley said in a statement.
University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said two of his players were “attacked” and described the fight seen in the video as “one on 10”. He also said that one of the players might have a broken nose.
Division of the School of Public Safety and Security Told It was partnering with Michigan State University Police, University of Michigan Athletics and University of Michigan Football to review the footage and investigate the postgame incident.
“Such situations and the safety of the community are taken very seriously,” Michigan’s Public Safety Twitter account said.