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Jim Harbaugh expects CRIMINAL CHARGES against the four Michigan State players involved in the postgame beating

Jim Harbaugh expects CRIMINAL CHARGES against the four Michigan State players involved in the postgame beating

Jim Harbaugh said he expects the four Michigan State players suspended for their involvement in the brutality of two Michigan players to be charged.

Fights broke out in Michigan Stadium tunnel after the fourth tier The Wolverines beat the Spartans 29-7 Saturday night in Ann Arbor. Social media posts immediately after the incident showed Michigan State players pushing, punching and kicking Michigan’s Ja’Den McBurrows in and near a hallway that doesn’t lead to any locker rooms.

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

‘Michigan State University’s core football values ​​include integrity, discipline, selflessness, toughness and accountability,’ said Tucker, who made the decision after ‘reviewing disturbing electronic evidence.’

However, Michigan coach Harbaugh believes the four should be fined more, saying he ‘can’t imagine it won’t result in criminal charges.’

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

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects the four Michigan State players suspended for their involvement in Saturday's fight between two Michigan players to face charges

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects the four Michigan State players suspended for their involvement in Saturday’s fight between two Michigan players to face charges

New video from Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State game has surfaced, showing a Wolverines player hit by a Spartans player's helmet during a postgame scuffle

New video from Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State game has surfaced, showing a Wolverines player hit by a Spartans player’s helmet during a postgame scuffle

Although the tunnel was crowded, the attack is clearly visible in the background

The latest video appears to show a Spartans 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 Spartans 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 mounted at a ‘higher altitude’ provided footage of ‘much more of what happened’ during the incident.

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

‘I’m coming at this from a parenting perspective. These young men have been entrusted to me by their families and our program, and we have a responsibility to each player to treat them as our own, and I take that responsibility very seriously. An apology won’t get the job done in this case. There should be serious consequences for the many people who are guilty.’

Gemon Green and McBurrows walked through the tunnel with Spartans players after the game, while their teammates remained on the field waving at opponents or celebrating near the stadium’s student section, according to the report. ESPN.

Harbaugh said Green was hit by a Spartan in the tunnel, while McBurrows was attacked when he went 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 brutally attack a member of the opposing team with their helmets, resulting in concussions and other injuries, an apology will not be enough,” Mars said in a statement.

‘There must be severe consequences for this type of misconduct. Not only does Gemon Green deserve compensation for his injuries, the severe consequences in this case will deter others who might think they can get away with brutally beating an opposing player and only get 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 has emerged from Monday’s fight that shows a Wolverines player hit by a Spartans player’s helmet during a postgame scuffle.

Video on social media shows multiple Michigan State players attacking one opponent (above)

Video on social media shows multiple Michigan State players attacking one opponent (above)

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

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

The latest video appears to show a Spartans 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 Maize n Brew’s Trevor Woods, also shows footage of a helmet swing and includes footage of MSU staff guiding players away from tackles.

In a video that surfaced Saturday, McBurrows and defensive back Green are seen walking alongside a 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, who he did not identify, may have a broken nose. A post on social media on Sunday showed Wolverine, who appears to be Green, being attacked by the Spartans.

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

University of Michigan Police Deputy Chief Melissa Overton said the investigation is ongoing in cooperation with Michigan State Police, the Michigan athletic department and the football program.

“The investigation has been ongoing for 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 evaluate what happened, including identifying other players involved in the altercations and contributing factors.

“The original student-athlete suspensions will remain in effect until the investigation is complete,” Tucker said. ‘The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the Spartan community remains our 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’ fight.

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

Michigan defeated fierce local rivals MSU 29-7 in a hard-fought battle at Michigan Stadium

Michigan defeated fierce local rivals MSU 29-7 in a hard-fought battle at Michigan Stadium

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

‘There are no provocations that could justify the behavior we see in the videos. Rivalries can be intense, but they must 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.’

As Tucker walked off the field and into the tunnel at some point Saturday night, a fan appeared to touch his head, and the coach responded by moving the fan’s hand away.

It was the second straight Michigan game involving 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 beating the Michigan State Spartans and waits to shake hands with Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker at Michigan Stadium on October 29

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

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

Some heated words were exchanged, and Michigan players said Penn State players pelted them with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime of a tight game that the Wolverines eventually won in a 41-17 victory on the 15th. October.

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





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