The incident involved multiple Michigan State players as they surrounded and then allegedly kicked, and punched Michigan defensive backs Gemon Green and Ja’Den McBurrows in the team’s tunnel after the game.
The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office also charged defensive end Jacoby Windmon with one count of assault and battery. Five additional players are being charged with aggravated assault. Those players are Itayvion Brown, Angelo Goose, Justin White, Brandon Wright, and Zion Young, [object Window].
University of Michigan President Santa J. 小野 praised the county prosecutor’s office for their “周到” 和 “deliberate approach” in investigating the assault, in a statement to ESPN.
Ono continued: “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.”
随着比赛, Michigan State President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. 发表道歉 to the rival school, writing that he was “extremely saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior depicted by members of our football program.”
不错过任何一个故事——注册 人们的免费每日通讯 及时了解人们所提供的最好的东西, 从多汁的名人新闻到引人入胜的人类兴趣故事.
“On behalf of Michigan State University, my heartfelt apology to the University of Michigan and the student-athletes who were injured,” 他写道. “There is no provocation that could justify the behavior we are seeing on the videos. Rivalries can be intense, but should never be violent.”
After the game, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh called the incident an “assault.” The Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security also stressed how “seriously” the department reviews “situations like these and the safety of the community.”