Seven Michigan State football players are being charged following the Michigan Stadium tunnel scuffle that happened last month.
NEW: Seven Michigan State football players are charged with varying assault charges after the fight at that broke out after the Michigan-Michigan State game. Details here ⬇️https://t.co/9abp3exNU6 pic.twitter.com/TJw53cgfzr
— Remi Monaghan (@RemiMonaghan) November 23, 2022
After the Wolverines’ dominating 29-7 win over the Spartans on Oct. 29th, several videos surfaced that showed Michigan players Gemon Green and Ja’Den McBurrows being attacked by a number of MSU players. Following the incident, investigations were launched immediately with Michigan State Police, MSU Police Department, University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security, and even The Big Ten.
7 Michigan State football players are being charged with crimes from this video below the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/ZhUppi0GgA
— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) November 23, 2022
The Washtenaw County Prosecutors office announced charges against seven MSU players involved within the brawl. The charges range from as serious as felonious assault to aggravated assault and assault and battery, which are misdemeanors. MSU Defensive Back Khary Crumb is being charged with the most serious punishment with a felony, after video was released of him striking Gemon Green with his helmet, giving Green a concussion.
From the prosecutor’s office, seven Michigan State football players are being charged in the tunnel incident. Khary Crump is charged with felonious assault. pic.twitter.com/NNl0QmI2uU
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 23, 2022
In light of the incident, MSU head coach Mel Tucker suspended eight players indefinitely for their involvement. Of the eight players, the only one who is not facing criminal charges is Defensive Back Malcolm Jones. Since Jones was not charged, coach Tucker announced on Saturday that Jones will be reinstated to the team. There has been no news regarding the other seven players.
Seven Michigan State football players have been hit with criminal charges – including felony assault – for allegedly savagely beating two Michigan players.
If coaches and parents can't hold young men responsible, the authorities will do it for them.https://t.co/fZGK11KAjr
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 23, 2022
College football fans from everywhere went to social media to share their opinions on the post-game melee. Many were sympathetic for Green and McBurrows. Some even claimed that the reason why they weren’t with the rest of the team was they had family in town, and they were rushing to see them. Others were infuriated, pleading for the NCAA to forfeit the Spartans remaining games. One user even went on to say that an additional player should be investigated, claiming that MSU Wide Receiver Jayden Reed was a part of the group that kicked Green.
Michigan State football has had more players charged with assault(7) than wins(5) this season pic.twitter.com/jtdwsrTXTH
— David Stepp (@DavidSteppFJB) November 24, 2022
Gemon Green’s father also revealed that they will be pressing charges against the players who struck his son. Noted attorney Tom Mars will represent Green. “When college football players brutally attack a member of the opposing team with their helmets, resulting in the player suffering a concussion and other injuries, an apology won’t suffice,” Mars said in a statement to ESPN. “I’ve got news for the MSU players who did this to Gemon. They are going to feel the full wrath of the law.”
Congrats to both Michigan B1G football teams today:
Michigan smacked Ohio State and won the B1G East
Against Penn State, no MSU players were charged with any crimes*
*But the game is not over yet.
— M Go Humor (@MGoHumor) November 26, 2022
I believe that all seven MSU players that were criminally charged should be held accountable and receive severe consequences for their actions. We cannot allow an athlete to be caught on camera being brutally beaten, and all that result is a suspension for a season with just two games left. We should be glad that the two Michigan players are not seriously injured and are recovering.
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