Michigan State suspends four players after video shows University of Michigan player attacked after game

Michigan State University is suspending four of its football players after they were part of a group that attacked a University of Michigan football player after a game on Saturday.

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker announced Sunday that linebacker Tank Brown, cornerback Hryri Crump, defensive end Angela Grose and defensive end Zion Young were suspended immediately after reviewing “disturbing electronic evidence.” After the Spartans lost 29-7 to rival Michigan, one video clip showed a crowd of Michigan State players appearing to punch and kick an opposing player in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

“We are currently working with law enforcement, Michigan State and Michigan campus administration, and the Big Ten Conference to further evaluate the events in Ann Arbor, including, but not limited to, additional student-athlete involvement in the altercation and contributing factors.” Tucker said. the statement said. “The initial suspensions of the student-athletes will remain in effect pending the conclusion of the investigation.”

Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. called the behavior “unacceptable” and apologized to the University of Michigan.

“There is no provocation that could justify the behavior we see in the video. Rivalry can be intense, but it should never be brutal,” Stanley said. in the statement.

University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said two of his players were “attacked” and described the brawl seen on video as “10 on one”. He also said that one of the players may have a broken nose.

School Department of Public Safety and Security said he worked with Michigan State University police, University of Michigan athletics and University of Michigan football to review the footage and investigate the incident after the game.

“Situations like this and community safety are taken very seriously,” Michigan Public Safety said in a Twitter post.

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