Mel Tucker: ‘swift and appropriate’ action will take place for MSU players involved in assault

On Sunday, Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker released a statement about the assault that took place on Saturday night.

On Saturday night at the Big House in Ann Arbor, the Michigan State Spartans got a beatdown at the Hands of the undefeated Michigan Wolverines, as UM walked away with a 29-7 win in a game that was not as close as the score indicated. But following the game's conclusion, a group of MSU players decided to give a beatdown of their own as they assaulted at least one Michigan player in the tunnel leading to the locker rooms. On Sunday, Spartans' head coach Mel Tucker released a statement.

What did Mel Tucker say in his statement?

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On Sunday morning, Tucker released the following statement, saying that “swift and appropriate action” will be enforced.

“As Spartans our program has a responsibility to uphold the highest level of sportsmanship,” Tucker tweeted on Sunday morning. “While emotions were very high at the conclusion of our rivalry game at Michigan Stadium, there is no excuse for behavior that puts our team or our opponents at risk.

“In complete cooperation with law enforcement, the Big Ten Conference and MSU and UM leadership, we will evaluate the events in Ann Arbor and take swift and appropriate action.”

Via Mel Tucker – Twitter