Michigan State players seemingly jumped two Michigan players in the tunnel on Saturday and a new video looks even worse for the Spartans.
The Big House got the game that they hoped for with the Michigan Wolverines beating the rival Michigan State Spartans into submission for a 29-7 victory. Given the bad blood between these two programs and the fact that Mel Tucker’s team was the only one to beat Jim Harbaugh’s group last season en route to the College Football Playoff, it was a heated battle.
But tempers boiled over in the tunnels after the game as video emerged of Michigan State players seemingly jumping and ganging up on a Wolverines player after the game as the teams went into the locker room. Harbaugh addressed it briefly with the media after the game, saying that two of his players were essentially jumped and that one of his players suffered a nasal injury, possibly a broken nose.
One video emerged on Saturday night but Sunday morning brought another video that looks even worse for the Spartans.
Warning: The video below on the page contains violence and could be disturbing to some readers.
Michigan State player seen swinging helmet at Michigan player in new video
As Harbaugh tries to lead his players out of the tunnel, the video shows several Michigan State players surrounding and cornering one of the UM players with one Spartans player swinging his helmet at the victim of the assault and others throwing punches.
This goes beyond two rivals scuffling. Even if that happened in the tunnel, it would still be something that could be looked past pretty easily. This is not that.
For multiple MSU players to single out and gang up on a couple of UM players and, according to Harbaugh, cause serious injuries is entirely unacceptable. Whoever the offending parties are for Mel Tucker’s team need to be suspended and reprimanded, if not face legal consequences as well. There’s no place for this in college football and what ensued in the tunnel was extremely harrowing.