An absolutely disgusting scene took place following Saturday’s game between Michigan and Michigan State as a group of Spartan players were caught on video assaulting at least one Wolverine player. The assault took place after No. 4 Michigan dominated unranked MSU by a score of 29-7 in a game that was nowhere near as close as the score indicated. On Sunday, MSU President Samuel Stanley issued a statement.
What did Michigan State President Samuel Stanley say in his statement?
On Sunday, President Stanley said “Coach (Mel) Tucker will be holding the players involved responsible, and our football team and university will be cooperating with all related investigations by law enforcement and the Big Ten Conference.”
Here is the full statement from Stanley:
“I am extremely saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior depicted by members of our football program. On behalf of Michigan State University, my heartfelt apology to the University of Michigan and the student-athletes who were injured.
“There is no provocation that could justify the behavior we are seeing on the videos. Rivalries can be intense but should never be violent.
“Coach Tucker will be holding the players involved responsible, and our football team and university will be cooperating with all related investigations by law enforcement and the Big Ten Conference.”