Seven Michigan State football players charged for brutal tunnel fight

Seven Michigan State players were criminally charged for their alleged involvement in the tunnel brawl following a loss to Michigan on Oct. 29, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

Sophomore defensive back Khary Crump, who is allegedly seen in video footage swinging his helmet at a Michigan player, was charged with one count of felonious assault. Senior linebacker Jacoby Windmon, who is also allegedly seen in the video, is charged with one count of assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

Five other players, including sophomore Itayvion Brown, junior Angelo Grose, junior Justin White, senior Brandon Wright and freshman Zion Young, were charged with one count of aggravated assault, also a misdemeanor.

All seven players, along with freshman Malcolm Jones, were suspended indefinitely following the incident. Jones was not charged.

According to the Detroit Free Press, social media videos from inside the tunnel show two Michigan players, defensive backs Gemon Green and Ja’Den McBurrows, involved in the melee.

Tom Mars, an attorney for Green, said his client was hit with a helmet and sustained a concussion from the incident. It is still unclear what started the brawl.

Seven Michigan State players were criminally charged for their involved in the tunnel brawl following a loss to Michigan on Oct. 29.

Seven Michigan State players were criminally charged for their involved in the tunnel brawl following a loss to Michigan on Oct. 29.
Seven Michigan State players were criminally charged for their involved in the tunnel brawl following a loss to Michigan on Oct. 29.

“At the University of Michigan we appreciate the thoughtful, deliberate approach from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to this unfortunate incident,” Michigan president Santa J. Ono said in a statement at the time. “We also want to express our concern for all the players involved, especially those who were injured. The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter.”

The University of Michigan Police Department led the investigation with assistance from the Michigan State University Police and Michigan State Police, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release.

The University of Michigan Police Department announced the completion of the investigation on Nov. 12.