Police are investigating an incident contained in the Michigan Stadium tunnel after Michigan State soccer gamers surrounded a College of Michigan participant and fought him after their staff’s loss on Saturday.
Video — shot by The Detroit Information’ Matt Charboneau — reveals a number of Michigan State Spartans gamers kicking and hurling punches at Michigan Wolverines defensive again Ja’Den McBurrows earlier than he’s ultimately tossed to the bottom within the tunnel.
The battle occurred after the Wolverines beat the Spartans 29-7 and is available in the identical tunnel the place the Michigan staff had a heated change with the Penn State Nittany Lions soccer staff — whose soccer coach known as the tunnel a “downside” — earlier this month, The Detroit News reported.
The newspaper reported that in Saturday’s tunnel battle Michigan State gamers Zion Younger and Angelo Grose seemed to be hurling punches at McBurrows.
Melissa Overton, College of Michigan deputy chief of police, mentioned in an announcement that her college’s police division together with Michigan State police are reviewing and investigating what occurred within the tunnel on Saturday.
“Conditions like these, and the protection of our group, are taken very critically,” Overton mentioned.
College of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh mentioned two of his staff’s gamers had been “assaulted” by Michigan State gamers and referred to the battle as a “10 on one” scenario.
He added that one of many gamers — whom he didn’t title — has a nasal harm that might be a damaged nostril.
Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel known as the altercation unacceptable and mentioned Massive Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren will open an investigation into the battle.
Michigan State coach Mel Tucker, who appeared to swing at a fan after they reached toward the team, mentioned he didn’t know what occurred and referred to the scenario as a “heated” one.
A number of Wolverines and Spartans declined to touch upon the altercation following the sport, The Detroit Information reported.
Nonetheless, some Michigan gamers, together with Roman Wilson and Darrius Clemons, appeared to reference the battle on Twitter.