4 Michigan State Players Suspended For Postgame Brawl; Police Investigating

Four Michigan State football players have been suspended for their roles in a wild postgame brawl that was captured on video after the team’s loss to the Michigan Wolverines over the weekend.

In the viral video, a group of Spartans players can be seen attacking Wolverines defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows.

The players were seen punching and kicking McBurrows, before he was able to get away from the Michigan State players and navigate his way to the Wolverines’ locker room.

After reviewing the videos, Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker announced cornerback Khary Crump, linebacker Tank Brown, defensive end Zion Young, and safety Angelo Grose have been suspended indefinitely. Additional punishment could also be handed down.

“Michigan State University, our athletics department and football program represent the highest ethical, academics and athletics standards,” Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller wrote in a statement.

“Based on the alarming evidence that Coach Mel Tucker and I have been provided involving a small number of our football student-athletes and University of Michigan student-athletes at Michigan Stadium, we are in alignment that it is necessary to take preliminary action and suspend four football student-athletes. The behavior we reviewed was both uncharacteristic of our football program and unacceptable.

“On behalf of our university and athletics department, I have been in consistent contact with University of Michigan Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Big Ten Conference commissioner Kevin Warren in addition to members of our Spartan family to offer our apologies and to ensure our collaboration with law enforcement as they conduct investigations into this matter.”

Police are also investigating the matter.

The Wolverines return to action on Saturday against Rutgers, while the Spartans will face No. 17 Illinois.

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