Thursday, February 22, 2024

Four MSU football players suspended following tunnel altercation

October 30, 2022
<p>Spartan Stadium – or The Woodshed — is where the Michigan State Spartans compete in every packed home game. Photographed on July 19, 2022.</p>

Spartan Stadium – or The Woodshed — is where the Michigan State Spartans compete in every packed home game. Photographed on July 19, 2022.

Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

Four Michigan State football players have been suspended from the team following the physical altercation in the tunnel that took place after the game against Michigan Oct. 29.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Itayvion 'Tank' Brown, freshman defensive end Zion Young, junior safety Angelo Grose and redshirt sophomore cornerback Khary Crump were the four players named in a statement from Mel Tucker, who will be suspended immediately.

According to the statement, the suspensions will remain in place until investigations of the incident by law enforcement, Michigan, Michigan State leadership and the Big Ten Conference are completed. Additional student-athlete participation in the altercation is under investigation as well.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, personnel, and the Spartan community remain our number one priority," Tucker said in a statement. "You have my promise that we are committed to fairness, transparency, and accountability, and that we will continue to take appropriate action in this matter. Our core values and the responsibility that comes with wearing a State green and white jersery must never be compromised."

MSU Athletic Director Alan Haller released a statement of his own as well on the suspensions and offered an apology for the incident.

"On behalf of our university and athletics department, I have been in consistent contact with University of Michigan Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren in addition to members of our Spartan family to offer our apologies and to ensure our collaboration with law enforcement as they conduct investigations into this matter," Haller said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Stay with The State News for continued updates. 

Support student media! Please consider donating to The State News and help fund the future of journalism.

Discussion

Share and discuss “Four MSU football players suspended following tunnel altercation” on social media.