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It wasn’t just Saturday’s game against the nemesis Michigan Wolverines that the Michigan Spartans lost. Making headlines, Michigan State announced the suspension of safety Angelo Gross, linebacker Itavien Brown, cornerback Kari Crump and defensive end Zion Young.
Michigan The state’s bulletin said it was “reviewing disturbing electronic evidence collected After that” the penalty was decided. It also said it was working with law enforcement to review the situation. As Larry Lager of The Associated Press pointed out, the melee took place in the tunnel after the game , posts on social media captured multiple Spartans making physical contact with Michigan defensive back Jaden McBurrows. It is unclear what led to the altercation. “I am very saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior described by members of our football program ,” said Michigan President Samuel Stanley. “On behalf of Michigan State University, I would like to express my sincere apologies to the University of Michigan and to the injured student-athletes.
” Is there any provocation to prove The behavior we see in the video is justified. Competition may be fierce, but it should never be violent. “
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker tweeted that there is no excuse for the incident: Mel Tucker @Coach_mtucker
As Spartans, our program has a responsibility to maintain the highest level of sportsmanship. While we play at Michigan Stadium Emotions were very high at the end, but there was no excuse to put our team or our opponents at risk.
“Two of our players were attacked,” Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said. “I saw it on a video. Ten to one. Very bad. Need to investigate. ” The Michigan state announcement said that despite the decision to suspend the game four times, the investigation is ongoing. The Spartans are 3-5 this season and 11-2 last season One of the most disappointing teams in the country after beating Pittsburgh to win the Peach Bowl. Next up is a road trip against Illinois against Illinois 7-1, and they may be without these players.
Gross is the most famous of the players likely to miss as he has 53 tackles and 4 passes defended this season. 21 tackles and 1 sack.