Michigan State University announced it has suspended four more football players involved in the attack that took place Saturday within the tunnel system at Michigan Stadium.
The suspensions bring the total number of Spartans disciplined for to eight, and come after those players were caught on camera beating University of Michigan football player Ja’Den McBurrows after the game in Ann Arbor as both sides were heading to their separate locker rooms. Another video shows a Michigan State player attacking another Wolverines player with a helmet.
The Spartans lost the game to their in-state rivals, 29-7.
According to Sports Illustrated, Michigan defensive back Gemon Green, who allegedly was hit with a helmet during the altercation, has decided to press charges.
The announcement came in a joint statement from coach Mel Tucker and athletic director Alan Haller, according to Sports Illustrated.
“As we continue to gather and review electronic evidence of the altercations between Michigan State and University of Michigan student-athletes on October 29, 2022, we are suspending student-athletes Malcolm Jones, Justin White, Jacoby Windham and Brandon Wright,” the statement reads. “The suspensions are effective immediately.”
The statement goes on to say that the suspensions will remain in effect until the investigation is completed. Whether they continue beyond that timeframe is unclear.