University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh expects criminal charges after his team’s football players were allegedly assaulted following the team’s 29-7 win Saturday over Michigan State.
One video shows Michigan State players allegedly assaulting Michigan player Ja’Den McBurrows, according to the Detroit Free Press. Another video shows a Michigan State player allegedly swinging a helmet at Michigan player Gemon Green.
Jim Harbaugh expects the four suspended Michigan State football players involved in roughing up two members of Michigan’s team to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
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“Right now we have an ongoing police investigation, what happened in the tunnel was egregious, sickening to watch,” Harbaugh said, as reported the Detroit Free Press. “The videos, the ones that are on social media right now and also the ABC tunnel cam is in a higher elevation that shows much more of what took place.” (RELATED: Deion Sanders Lets Jacksonville State Players Fight During Practice In Bizarre Viral Video)
“I come at this from the perspective of being a parent of these young men, who are entrusted to me by their families as a program and we have a responsibility to each player to treat them like our own and I take that responsibility very seriously,” Harbaugh said, reported the Detroit Free Press.
“An apology will not get the job done in this instance, there should be serious consequences for the many individuals who are culpable,” Harbaugh added.
Michigan State responded to the incident by indefinitely suspending Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Grose, and Zion Young, the outlet reported.
Germon Green’s family told ESPN that it will be pressing charges “and tak[ing] legal action” against those involved in the alleged assault.
“We are deeply sorry to both universities, the conference, our fans, alumni, supporters, and of course all of our student-athletes, past and present,” Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker said, according to the Detroit Free Press.