Seven MSU football players charged with assault after Big House tunnel brawl

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(WWJ) Seven Michigan State football players have been charged with crimes in connection with fights in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium, following the game between the Wolverines and the Spartans.

The charges, announced Wednesday by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, are as follows:

• Khary Crump: One count of felonious assault, in violation of MCL 750.82, a felony
 • Itayvion Brown: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750.81a, a misdemeanor
• Angelo Grose: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750.81a, a misdemeanor
• Justin White: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750.81a, a misdemeanor
• Brandon Wright: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750.81a, a misdemeanor
 • Zion Young: One count of aggravated assault, in violation of MCL 750.81a, a misdemeanor
• Jacoby Windmon: One count of assault & battery, in violation of MCL 750.81, a misdemeanor

In a news release, prosecutors point out that the charges, at this point, are only allegations. stating, "Those charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."

The prosecutor's office made clear that the public should not expect the release of too many further details at this point, adding: "We understand and appreciate the widespread interest in this matter. Consistent with the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, however, we cannot and do not engage in pretrial publicity around pending cases."

Eight Michigan State players were suspended following the incident in which two Michigan players appeared to be attacked by several Spartans at the Bog House after the game on Oct. 29.

Increased security staffing was added to areas bordering the tunnel opening and the field for last weekend's U of M game against Nebraska. Also, there's now a bigger gap between Michigan and the visiting team at halftime and postgame.

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