Ex-football player Auston Robertson requests venue change for trial
Former MSU football player Auston Robertson requested a venue change for the criminal trial he currently faces.
He had a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Courthouse.
A motion to change the venue was filed and a motion hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. May 2 at Veterans Memorial Courthouse.
If convicted, Robertson could face up to 30 years in prison.
The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office announced it had filed charges against Robertson on April 21, 2017. Later that day, MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement saying that Robertson is no longer part of the program.
Robertson was allowed to play for Garden City Community College in Kansas after a judge allowed him to play in July 2017.
MSU Trustee Mitch Lyons was the one who outed Robertson, later saying he "deeply regrets" the comments at a MSU Board of Trustees meeting in June 2017.