Police are investigating an incident inside the Michigan Stadium tunnel after Michigan State football players surrounded a University of Michigan player and fought him after their team’s loss on Saturday .
The video – shot by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News – shows several Michigan State Spartans players kicking and throwing punches at Michigan Wolverines defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows before he was finally thrown to the ground in the tunnel.
The fight came after the Wolverines beat the Spartans 29-7 and takes place in the same tunnel where the Michigan team had a heated exchange with the Penn State Nittany Lions football team – whose coach of football called the tunnel a “problem” – earlier this month, The Detroit News reported.
The newspaper reported that in Saturday’s tunnel, Michigan State players Zion Young and Angelo Grose appeared to throw punches at McBurrows.
Melissa Overton, assistant police chief at the University of Michigan, said in a statement that her university’s police department as well as the Michigan State Police are reviewing and investigating what happened in the tunnel. Saturday.
“Situations like these, and the safety of our community, are taken very seriously,” Overton said.
University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said two of his team’s players were “assaulted” by Michigan State players and called the fight “10 to one.”
He added that one of the players – whom he did not name – has a nose injury which could be a broken nose.
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel called the altercation unacceptable and said Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren would investigate the fight.
Michigan State Coach Mel Tucker who appeared to swing on a fan after reaching the teamsaid he didn’t know what happened and called the situation “heated”.
Several Wolverines and Spartans declined to comment on the altercation that followed the game, The Detroit News reported.
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