Michigan wide receiver Grant Perry is facing serious legal trouble after being charged with four counts related to an alleged sexual assault from October in East Lansing.
Perry was charged with one felony count of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an officer, two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual assault and an underage drinking charge. According to a Lansing State Journal report, Perry is accused of touching a female outside a bar in East Lansing shortly after midnight on October 15.
Perry did not play for Michigan the following two games following this alleged incident, including a game in East Lansing against Michigan State on October 29, but he did return to the football field for the Wolverines on November 5. Perry caught four passes for 49 yards in the regular season finale against Ohio State.
“The University was made aware of the arrest of student-athlete Grant Perry earlier this fall,” a statement from the university read. “He was immediately suspended from all team activities at that time and missed two games. Based on the information at that time, Grant was allowed to resume team activities pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Perry turned himself into police in East Lansing on Wednesday of this week and has since been released on a bond.
Perry has been suspended by Michigan as the Wolverines prepare to play Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The suspension was levied against Perry immediately after learning about the criminal charges levied against Perry.
“Upon being informed that charges would be filed, he was immediately and indefinitely suspended from all team activities until the legal process is completed.”