Four Michigan State players suspended after brawl; investigation ongoing

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The rivalry game between Michigan State and Michigan is an annual tradition.

Throwing punches after the game is not, but that’s what happened on Saturday in the tunnel between locker rooms.

ABC’s Tunnel Cam in Ann Arbor caught the altercation, and another video of the fight has been posted to Twitter and viewed over 13.6 million times.

The videos show a lone Wolverine being surrounded and attacked by Spartans.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said two of his players were assaulted, with one possibly having a broken nose, and is calling for legal repercussions.

“An apology will not get this job done in this instance,” he said. “And there should be serious consequences to those that are culpable.”

At this time, four Michigan State players have been suspended pending the investigation.

Spartans coach Mel Tucker said he and others in the athletic department have reviewed the incident and will cooperate with the investigation.

Both universities’ police departments are investigating, and the suspensions will remain in effect until the investigation is finalized.

Nebraska plays at Michigan, which is undefeated and tied for first in the Big Ten East, on Nov. 12.

Michigan State is 3-5 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

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