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Michigan State football: Suspended players finally learn their fate

Seven Michigan State football players have been issued charges by the prosecutor. What’s next for these guys and the program?

The long wait is over. Seven of the eight suspended Michigan State football players have learned their fates in connection with the tunnel incident at Michigan a few weeks ago.

Six players were issued with misdemeanor charges while another was issued a felony.

As you can see from the release, Tank Brown, Angelo Grose, Justin White, Brandon Wright, Zion Young, and Jacoby Windmon were all issued misdemeanors while Khary Crump was issued a felony assault charge.

The one player not issued charges who happened to be suspended was Malcolm Jones so I wouldn’t be shocked to see him rejoin the team.

As for the rest of the guys, I don’t think we’re going to see them for at least the remainder of the season because of the charges issued. If there weren’t any charges besides the one that stemmed from Crump’s helmet-swinging, I think we could have seen each of them rejoin the team this week, but that’s not the case.

Clearly the prosecutor wanted to make a statement here and while I’m going to withhold my opinion on these charges for a little bit, I think charging each of these guys is eye-opening.

What happened in the tunnel that night was unacceptable and each have been held accountable. These charges are a little surprising outside of the felony, however.

Michigan State will continue to play without at least seven guys for another week and if the Spartans do make a bowl, I think there’s a chance we could see some of them again. It’s a shame that they threw their seasons away due to poor judgement.

The Spartans haven’t been able to practice live tackling for weeks due to this incident and not having enough bodies. This development certainly won’t help fix that.

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