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Big Ten Issues Punishments for Michigan St. Following Michigan Tunnel Melee

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A month ago, fans were shocked as they watched multiple Michigan State players assault Michigan players in the tunnel after the Spartans’ loss in Ann Arbor.

Jim Harbaugh called for accountability at the time and law enforcement responded last week by filing criminal charges against seven of the eight suspended players.

Khary Crump was charged with felonious assault. Itayvion Brown, Angelo Grose, Justin White, Brandon Wright and Zion Young were each charged with aggravated assault while Jacoby Windmon was charged with assault and battery.

On Monday evening, the Big Ten piled on by announcing additional punishments against the Spartans.

Michigan State was fined $100,000 for the altercation and cornerback Kahry Crump was suspended for the first eight games of the 2023 season. In addition, the university was issued a public reprimand for violating the conference’s football game management manual.

“The Big Ten Conference has a standard of excellence both academically and athletically that has been built over 127 years,” stated Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren. “Our standards require that our student-athletes, coaches and staff members represent the conference, and their member institutions, with the highest level of decorum and sportsmanship. We are taking disciplinary action and will continue to work with our member institutions to strengthen their gameday procedures and ensure our honored traditions.”

The conference also noted that it will review any additional evidence should it become available and “take further action as needed.”

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