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The Big Ten fines MSU for "the Brawl @ the Big House"

As far as the Big Ten Conference is concerned, the case of the Brawl @ the Big House between Michigan and Michigan State players -- is now closed!


The conference says it is fining MSU $100,000, the largest fine the conference has ever handed out, in the wake of the postgame altercation at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 29.


Also, the Big Ten announced yesterday that six Michigan State football players who were suspended because of the 'brawl' in the Michigan Stadium tunnel can return to the team.


B1G officials say Itayvion “Tank” Brown, Angelo Grose, Justin White, Jacoby Windmon, Brandon Wright, and Zion Young can rejoin the team because the school's self-imposed punishment of suspension for the last four games of the season was sufficient. And so, Michigan State has reinstated them all to the football team.


Spartan defensive back Khary Crump, who was charged with a felony for allegedly using a helmet as a weapon during the brawl, will be suspended for the first eight games of the 2023 season, in addition to the four games already served.


Freshman Malcolm Jones was originally suspended from the team but was not criminally charged for his role in the incident. MSU put him back on the team last week.


A joint statement from Spartan football coach Mel Tucker and Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller reads: "We accept the findings from the Big Ten Conference and are ready to move forward as a football program. We are committed to supporting our student-athletes and will continue to do so throughout this process."


The Big Ten's statement yesterday also said the conference found that both teams (Michigan and Michigan State) did not "represent the level of sportsmanship that is expected" of its member institutions.


Notably, the conference also issued "a reprimand" to the University of Michigan for not meeting the standards of the B1G Football Game Management policy.

Surveillance video from the Oct. 29 fight



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