After the Michigan State Spartans versus the Michigan Wolverines game, a fight broke out in the tunnel between opposing teams. However, it appeared to be seven or more Spartans versus one Wolverine player and they got the best of him in that altercation. Naturally, Michigan Wolverines HC Jim Harbaugh was frustrated by the egregious actions. In the press conference, Harbaugh expressed he believes that the players should be charged for their actions.
Breaking Seven Michigan State football players are being charged, with one facing a felony charge, for the assault on two Michigan players in the tunnel after the two teams played on Oct. 29, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office announced.
— ESPN (@espn) November 23, 2022
As a result, seven Michigan State football players are being charged with crimes stemming from the assault on two Wolverine players, per ESPN. The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office announced their decision Wednesday in regard to the punishment for the Spartan players.
Spartans DB Khary Crump is being charged with felonious assault after attacking Wolverines DB Gemon Green with his helmet. Jacoby Windmon also has been charged with assault and battery as well. Itayvion Brown, Angelo Grose, Justin White, Brandon Wright, and Zion Young are all being charged with aggravated assault.
“At the University of Michigan, we appreciate the thoughtful, deliberate approach from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to this unfortunate incident,” Michigan president Santa J. Ono said in a statement. “We also want to express our concern for all the players involved, especially those who were injured. The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter.”
Michigan State interim president Teresa K. Woodruff released a statement on the university’s behalf. Wednesday evening, she stated the school will attempt to “continue to evaluate this matter and cooperate with any investigative reviews.”
“While we do not condone the actions taken by some football players on Oct. 29, we will support our student-athletes through this process,” she said. “MSU believes strongly in restorative justice practices and the education around harmful actions.”