It was always assumed that some type of discipline would be handed down to the Spartans that were involved in the incident, and Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker issued an official statement on the matter on Sunday.
Tucker revealed that the altercation had been reviewed and that four Michigan State players involved in this incident will be suspended.
“Michigan State University football core values include integrity, discipline, unselfishness, toughness, and accountability. After reviewing the disturbing electronic evidence collected to date of the altercations between Michigan State and University of Michigan student-athletes on October 29, 2022, we are suspending Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Grose, and Zion Young effective immediately.”
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— Michigan State Athletics (@MSU_Athletics) October 31, 2022
Linebacker Tank Brown, cornerback Khary Crump, safety Angelo Grose, and defensive end Zion Young will all be suspended, with no exact suspension length detailed in this statement.
Tucker added that these suspensions will remain in place until the full investigation involving law enforcement, The Big Ten, and the University of Michigan is completed.
This kind of altercation certainly could not go without some sort of discipline, and this figures to hurt Michigan State ahead of its Week 10 matchup against No. 14 ranked Illinois.
Of the player suspended, Angelo Grose is evidently their most significant loss, currently ranking third on the team in tackles as a starting safety for the Spartans.
We will likely see some sort of further statement once the full investigation is completed, but this appears to be a huge blow to the Michigan State Spartans.