University of Michigan tunnel melee now in prosecutor’s hands for review – NBC Chicago

The police investigation into the melee in the Michigan Stadium tunnel has been assigned to the Washtenaw County District Attorney’s Office for review.

University of Michigan Deputy Police Chief Melissa Overton made the announcement Saturday night, two weeks after several members of the Michigan State football team physically assaulted two Michigan players.

“Consistent with our commitment to transparency and due process, we will no longer share information pending review by the prosecutor’s office,” Overton said.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he expected the suspended Spartans to face criminal charges.

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker suspended eight players for their role in the scrimmage, and they missed a second game Saturday in a 27-21 win over Rutgers.

Harbaugh said defensive back Gemon Green was hit by a Spartans player, setting off the fracas shortly after the Wolverines beat their in-state rivals, and teammate Ja’Den McBurrows was attacked while he was trying to help.

Green was left with a concussion, which sidelined him for one game before returning to play in Michigan’s 34-3 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

Attorney Tom Mars, who represents Green, said his client deserves compensation for his injuries.

Michigan increased the security presence in and around the tunnel and blocked Wolverines from entering it until every Nebraska player left the field at halftime and after the game.

NBC Chicago

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