The Big Ten Conference has placed a $100k fine on the Michigan State University. Following a fight in the halls at The Big House.
Michigan State Athletics tweeted out their statement.
The fight took place after U of M beat Michigan State at home. Players from both sides were seen talking trash to each other. Then video was released showing the melee in progress. Many people thought it went from fight to assault.
So far 6 players have been charged in the incident. Those 6 players, however, are now once again eligible to play for MSU.
In a Big Ten Statement here is what was said:
“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.”
To respect the integrity of the investigation by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (UMDPSS), the conference deferred its initial findings and disciplinary action until their investigation was complete. The conference is grateful to the University of Michigan and Michigan State University for their transparent collaboration with law enforcement and the conference, and for the methodical investigation completed by UMDPSS.
The conference will review additional evidence as it becomes available, and take further action as needed.
The Big Ten Conference is imposing the following disciplinary action:
University of Michigan
- In accordance with the protocol outlined in the Big Ten Conference Football Game Management Manual policy, a public reprimand is issued to the University of Michigan.
The conference has concluded that the University of Michigan did not meet the standards of the Big Ten Conference Football Game Management Manual policy. The policy requires the conference member institution game host to provide adequate protection for personnel of both home and visiting teams when entering and leaving playing arenas.
Michigan State University
- Four games from the incident date, plus the first eight games of the 2023 season.
- Student-Athlete: Khary Crump, Cornerback, # 14
- Four games from the incident date. Michigan State University self-imposed suspension is sufficient and has been completed.
- Student-Athlete: Itayvion “Tank” Brown, Defensive End, # 19
- Student-Athlete: Angelo Grose, Safety, # 15
- Student-Athlete: Justin White, Cornerback, # 30
- Student-Athlete: Jacoby Windmon, Linebacker, # 4
- Student-Athlete: Brandon Wright, Defensive End, #26
- Student-Athlete: Zion Young, Defensive End, #18
- Michigan State University self-imposed suspension is sufficient and has been completed.
- Student-Athlete: Malcolm Jones, Safety, # 36
- Sufficiently addressed by Michigan State University
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