This is disgusting and not behavior we would expect from ANY player or team representing the state of Michigan and our athletics. After the game, it appears that a group of Michigan State players attacked WR Andrel Anthony or possibly Ja’den McBurrows in the stadium’s tunnel.
MSU had just lost to Michigan 29-7.
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What did the head coaches have to say about why Michigan State Players attacked U of M?
Michigan State University head coach Mel Tucker said this about the altercation.
Things were heated and we have to figure out what happenedMel Tucker – Press Conference
Head coach Jim Harbaugh called the attack an “assault” and said that the police and AD Warde Manuel would handle it.
two of our players were assaulted… it was a… 10 on one, it was pretty bad, Im gonna let our athletic director Warde Manuel address itJim Harbaugh – Press Conference
Head coaches of both teams, Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, were seen trying to direct their players to the respective locker rooms. After a delayed but respectful handshake between both head coaches, they headed to their respective locker rooms, but the trash talk between players had already begun.
Michigan AD Warde Manuel says he will let law enforcement handle what happened in the tunnel. He calls the tunnel fight “unacceptable.”
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