Jim Harbaugh on MSU Tunnel Dispute: ‘An Apology Won’t Get the Job Done’
Michigan soccer coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that “an apology won’t get the job done” and that he expects criminal charges to be filed after Saturday Post-game altercations With State of Michigan.
After the Wolverines’ 29-7 win, it was Harbaugh said two of his players were “attacked”. in the tunnel Michigan stadium after the game. One of the Michigan players was a fullback Yes’ Den McBurrowsa source previously confirmed the athleteand Harbaugh confirmed Monday the other was defensive gem green.
“I come at it from the perspective of being a parent. These young men are trusted by their families to our program and we have a responsibility to every player to treat them as our own and I take that responsibility very seriously,” Harbaugh said at a news conference on Monday. “An apology will not suffice in this case.”
“I can’t imagine that this will not result in criminal charges,” Harbaugh said, describing videos of the incident – which have been shared widely on social media – as “disgusting”. He noted that ABC’s tunnel camera captured additional angles of the action.
Four Michigan State players – Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Groseand Zion Young – the school was suspended in the course of the argument announced Sunday.
“The behavior we reviewed was both uncharacteristic of our football program and unacceptable,” MSU athletic director Alan Haller said in a statement Sunday.
“On behalf of our varsity and athletics departments, I have been in constant contact with University of Michigan Athletics Director Warde Manuel and Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren, as well as members of our Spartan family, for our apologies and our cooperation.” to ensure law enforcement while they conduct investigations into this matter.”
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University of Michigan police said Saturday they were reviewing footage of the incident. Harbaugh said he has not spoken to Michigan State coach Mel Tucker since the game.
“I’m not buying any excuses for blaming the rivalry or the tunnel or anything else,” added Harbaugh. “These are the actions of these individuals and they must be held accountable for them.”
In a news conference shortly after Harbaugh’s, Tucker said the players’ bans will remain in place until the conference and law enforcement investigations conclude. He declined to comment on Harbaugh’s expectation of criminal charges.
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