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Jim Harbaugh awaits CRIMINAL CHARGES for four Michigan State players involved in postgame beating

Jim Harbaugh said he expects the four Michigan State players suspended for their part in roughing up two Michigan players will be charged.

Fights broke out in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium after the fourth-seeded Wolverines beat the Spartans 29-7 on Saturday night in Ann Arbor. Social media posts in the immediate aftermath of the incident showed Michigan State players pushing, punching and kicking Michigan’s Ja’Den McBurrows in and near a hallway that does not lead to any of the locker rooms.

Spartans coach Mel Tucker announced Sunday night that linebacker Tank Brown, safety Angelo Grose, defensive end Zion Young and cornerback Khary Crump were immediately suspended for their roles in the tunnel altercation.

“The core values ​​of Michigan State University football include integrity, discipline, generosity, toughness and responsibility,” said Tucker, who made the decision after “reviewing disturbing electronic evidence.”

However, Michigan coach Harbaugh believes all four should be punished further, saying he “can’t imagine this won’t result in criminal charges.”

“Right now we have an ongoing police investigation,” Harbaugh said Monday. ‘What happened in the tunnel was appalling. It’s disgusting to watch the videos, the ones that are on social media right now.

Coach Jim Harbaugh Said He Expects The Four Michigan State Players Suspended For Their Role In Manhandling Two Michigan Players Saturday Will Be Charged.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects the four Michigan State players suspended for their role in manhandling two Michigan players Saturday will be charged.

New Video Of Saturday'S Michigan-Michigan State Fight Has Surfaced, Showing A Wolverines Player Being Hit With A Spartan Player'S Helmet During The Postgame Melee.

New video footage from Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State fight has surfaced, showing a Wolverines player being hit with a Spartan player’s helmet during the postgame melee.

Although The Tunnel Was Crowded, The Attack Is Clearly Visible In The Background.

The Latest Video Appears To Show A Spartan Player Swinging And Hitting A Michigan Player With His Helmet. The Wolverines Player Appears To Be Alone As Several Spartans Surround Him.

The latest video appears to show a Spartan player swinging and hitting a Michigan player with his helmet. The Wolverines player appears to be alone as several Spartans surround him. Although the tunnel was crowded, the attack is clearly visible in the background.

Harbaugh added that an ABC camera positioned at a “higher elevation” provides footage of “much more of what happened” during the incident.

“There has to be responsibility,” he said. ‘There needs to be a full, thorough and timely investigation. I can’t imagine this won’t result in criminal charges. The videos are bad. It is clear what happened. This is very open and closed. As they say, watch the tape.

I come to this from the perspective of being a father. These young men are entrusted to me by their families and by our program, and we have a responsibility to treat each player as our own, and I take that responsibility very seriously. An apology won’t do the job in this case. There should be serious consequences for the many people who are guilty.’

Gemon Green and McBurrows walked up the tunnel with the Spartans players after the game, while their teammates remained on the field waving at their opponents or celebrating near the student sections of the stadium, according to ESPN.

Harbaugh said Green was punched by a Spartan player in the tunnel, while McBurrows was attacked when he stepped in to try to help.

Green hired attorney Tom Mars, who has handled several eligibility cases for college athletes, to represent him in the assault case.

“When college football players viciously attack a member of the opposing team with their helmets, resulting in the player suffering a concussion and other injuries, an apology will not suffice,” Mars said in a statement.

‘There have to be serious consequences for this kind of misconduct. Gemon Green not only deserves to be compensated for his injuries, the dire consequences in this case will deter others who might think they can get away with viciously beating an opposing player and only getting a slap on the wrist.

‘I have news for the MSU players who did this to Gemon. They will feel the full wrath of the law.’

Shocking new footage of the fight surfaced Monday showing a Wolverines player being hit with a Spartan player’s helmet during the post-game melee.

Social Media Video Shows Multiple Michigan State Players Attacking A Single Opponent (Above)

Social media video shows multiple Michigan State players attacking a single opponent (above)

Defensive Back Ja'Den Mcburrows (Yellow) Was Pushed, Punched And Kicked In The Tunnel

Defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows (yellow) was pushed, punched and kicked in the tunnel

The latest video appears to show a Spartan player swinging and hitting a Michigan player with his helmet. The Wolverines player appears to be alone as several Spartans surround him.

Another video, shared by Trevor Woods of Maize n Brew, also shows the footage of the helmet swinging and includes a shot of an MSU staff member leading players away from the fight.

In footage that emerged Saturday, McBurrows and defensive back Green are seen walking alongside the Spartans player in the tunnel after beating their in-state rivals for the first time in three years.

Michigan coach Harbaugh said Saturday night that one of the players, whom he did not identify, may have a broken nose. A social media post on Sunday showed Wolverine, who appears to be Green, being manhandled by Spartans.

Green, in another post, is surrounded by police as he yells across the tunnel at Michigan State players.

University of Michigan Deputy Police Chief Melissa Overton said an investigation is underway in partnership with the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Athletics and Soccer Program.

“The investigation takes some time,” Overton said Sunday.

Michigan State Head Coach Mel Tucker (Pictured Saturday) Has Suspended Four Players So Far

Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker (pictured Saturday) has suspended four players so far

Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Shakes Hands With Michigan State Spartans Head Coach Mel Tucker At Michigan Stadium On Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh shakes hands with Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

Tucker said the school is working with police, Michigan State and Michigan campus leadership, and the Big Ten Conference to assess what happened, including identifying other players who were involved in the altercations and contributing factors. .

“Initial student-athlete suspensions will remain in place until investigations are complete,” Tucker said. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and the Spartan community remain our top priority. You have my promise that we are committed to fairness, transparency and accountability, and that we will continue to take appropriate action on this matter.’

Earlier on Sunday, Michigan State President Samuel Stanley publicly apologized for the “violent” skirmish.

“I am extremely saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior displayed by members of our football program,” Stanley said in a statement.

Michigan Beat Fierce Local Rivals Msu 29-7 At Michigan Stadium In A Heated Clash

Michigan beat fierce local rivals MSU 29-7 at Michigan Stadium in a heated clash

‘On behalf of Michigan State University, my sincere apologies to the University of Michigan and the student-athletes who were injured.

There is no provocation that can justify the behavior that we are seeing in the videos. Rivalries can be intense but should never be violent.’

The Big Ten said in a statement: “The conference is currently gathering information, will thoroughly review the facts and take appropriate action.”

When Tucker walked off the field and into the tunnel sometime Saturday night, a fan appeared to touch his head and the coach responded by brushing the fan’s hand away.

It was the second straight game at Michigan that included an altercation in the long, narrow tunnel that runs from the locker room to the field.

Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Calms Down His Team After Defeating The Michigan State Spartans And Wait To Shake Hands With Michigan State Spartans Head Coach Mel Tucker At Michigan Stadium On October 29Th

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh calms down his team after defeating the Michigan State Spartans and wait to shake hands with Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker at Michigan Stadium on October 29th

Earlier this month, Penn State coach James Franklin said a policy change was needed to provide more orderly use of the tunnel.

Some heated words were exchanged, with Michigan players saying Penn State players threw peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at them as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime of a close game the Wolverines ultimately won in a rout. from 41-17 on October 15.

Harbaugh said that Franklin acted as a ‘ringleader’ and claimed that the Nittany Lions stopped in the tunnel to prevent his team from accessing their locker room.

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