Big Ten Imposes $100,000 Fine On MSU, Eight Game Suspension On Spartan Player Khary Crump
After finishing its investigation into the locker room tunnel incident between Michigan and Michigan State, the Big Ten conference has decided to impose a $100,000 fine on Michigan State University. Additionally, the Big Ten suspended MSU player Khary Crump for eight games during the 2023 college football season. Crump was suspended for his alleged role in the postgame tunnel fight between rival schools that quickly went viral on social media.
Officials say that the Big Ten found evidence of multiple Michigan State players either kicking, striking, or using their helmets as a weapon during the major scrum that took place back in late October. Crump is also facing a felony charge for his alleged role in the incident. The cornerback has been charged with felonious assault, the most egregious of the charges handed down to several other MSU players.
Michigan also came under scrutiny from the Big Ten, who say the school failed its student-athletes by not providing “adequate protection for personnel of both home and visiting teams when entering and leaving playing arenas.”
Six other Michigan State Spartan players are facing various misdemeanor assault charges. In addition to linebacker Itayvion Brown, safety Angelo Grose and defensive end Zion Young, three other MSU players are facing charges. Those three are linebacker Jacoby Windmon, cornerback Justin White, and defensive end Brandon Wright.
Windmon has been charged with one count of assault and battery, and the rest have all been charged with one count each of aggravated assault. A conviction for a misdemeanor assault could carry up to a year in prison and a misdemeanor assault and battery conviction could result in up to 93 days behind bars.
The family of Michigan’s Gemon Green recently expressed their intent to press charges against the Michigan State players. Green was identified as one of the two Michigan players that sustained injuries that required medical treatment during Saturday’s altercation with Michigan State. The other player was his teammate, Ja’Den McBurrows.
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