Seven Michigan State football players have been charged in a tunnel brawl

Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP) — Seven Michigan State football players have been charged in a postgame fight in the Michigan Stadium tunnel last month, according to a statement released Wednesday from the Washtenaw County District Attorney’s office.

The most serious charge is brought against Khary Crump, who faces a criminal charge of aggravated assault.

Etavion Brown, Angelo Gross, Justin White, Brandon Wright, Zion Young, and Jacoby Windmon each face one misdemeanor charge: the first six are charged with aggravated assault and Windmon with assault and battery.

The incident occurred on October 29 when several members of the Michigan State football team struck two Michigan players.

“At the University of Michigan, we appreciate the thoughtful and thoughtful approach from the Washtenaw County District Attorney’s Office to this unfortunate incident,” Michigan State President Santa J. Ono said in a statement. “We also want to express our concern to all players involved, especially those who have been injured. The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter.”

The Michigan State athletic director and head football coach did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker suspended eight players—including Malcolm Jones, who was not charged with a crime—for their part in the altercation.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said defensive back Jemon Green was punched by a Spartans player, sparking the brawl shortly after the Wolverines beat their state rivals, and teammate Jaden McBurrows was attacked when he tried to help.

Green suffered a concussion, which ruled him out of one game before returning to play in it Michigan wins 34-3 over Nebraska.

Michigan increased security in and around the tunnel and barred the Wolverines from entering it until every Nebraska player had left the field at halftime and after the game.

WLNS’s Ezz Martin and Wood TV8’s Rachel Van Gelder contributed to this report.

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