Michigan Wolverines player Ja’Den McBurrows took a lawyer and another player into the tunnel after Saturday’s game, and police are also investigating the incident.
A shocking video of McBurrows being manhandled by a large number of MSU Spartans in the tunnel went viral on Saturday. McBurrows is seen pushed, knocked down and falling to the ground. McBurrows appeared to have been the only Wolverines player in the lane when the shoving match began. But there was a second player mentioned in later reports.
Sparty was whipped and then appeared to gang up on a Michigan player in the tunnel. Weak. pic.twitter.com/2EVtzRnvWf
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 30, 2022
After the game, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh called video of the incident “sickening” and speculated that criminal charges could result from the attack. “Videos are bad,” he added.
Harbaugh said a police investigation was underway in a two-minute statement at the start of his Monday press conference.
Following the incident, Michigan State announced that linebacker Tank Brown, cornerback Khary Crump, safety Angelo Grose and defensive end Zion Young have all been suspended indefinitely for their alleged roles in the melee.
The day after the game, coach Harbaugh mentioned that a second Wolverines player was also attacked in the tunnel and suffered a “possible” broken nose. However, Harbaugh did not name the second player at the time. It now appears that the second player was Germon Green.
It has now been reported that Green has retained attorney Tom Mars to help him file charges for being assaulted in the tunnel on the same day.
News: Michigan player Germon Green has retained famed attorney Tom Mars to help him file charges and recover damages after he was allegedly assaulted in the tunnel by a Michigan player or players. Michigan State on Saturday night.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 31, 2022
Mars released a statement saying, “When college football players brutally attack an opposing team member with their helmets, resulting in a concussion and other injuries, an apology will not suffice.”
“There must be serious consequences for this kind of misconduct. Not only does Gemon Green deserve to be compensated for his injuries. Serious consequences, in this case, will deter others who might think they can get away with brutally beating an opposing player and only receiving a slap on the wrist,” Mars said, concluding, “I have news for MSU players who have done this to Gemon. They will feel all the wrath of the law.
Mars would help Green begin the process of filing a police report and prepare for possible legal action.
More players could face disciplinary action at school, not to mention charges from police and prosecutors.
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