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Posted on Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 4:53 p.m.

4 arrests and 25 people ejected from Michigan Stadium during EMU game

By Paula Gardner

University of Michigan police arrested four people Saturday at Michigan Stadium as the Wolverines beat Eastern Michigan University, 31-3.

The four arrests included two charges of minor in possession of alcohol, one charge of unlawful entry and one charge of violating the controlled substance act, said Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the U-M Department of Public Safety.

In addition to the arrests, four tickets were written: Three for alcohol in the stadium and one for a violation of stadium rules.

Twenty-five people were ejected from the stadium, Brown said. Nine were for having alcohol in the stadium, seven for possessing another person's ID, six for violating stadium rules and three for disorderly conduct.

Meanwhile, 49 people were treated by emergency personnel. One was transported to University Hospital for an undisclosed condition.

The announced attendance for the noon game was 110,343.


Blazingly Busy

Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.

It's interesting that most of the articles about this game are about the U of M game, but when there is a negative connotation, it's the EMU game. Fair and unbiased?

Blazingly Busy

Tue, Sep 20, 2011 : 2:14 p.m.

I love Ann Arbor. I live in Ann Arbor. I love EMU. I have two degrees from EMU. Guess it's not ok for me to make any comments at ANN ARBOR DOT COM about anything other than U of M (I grew up in Lansing, I do not like U of M. GO STATE!)


Mon, Sep 19, 2011 : 1:37 p.m.

Djacks, they post an article like this every week and if you look back, most of them identify the opponent in the title. "4 arrests and 25 people ejected from Michigan Stadium during Michigan game" - Redundancy at its finest.


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 10:58 p.m.

WOW, Really!? Ok, this is the "Ann Arbor" news website AND this article is in the "UM Football" section of the site. So, it's pretty safe to say that ALL readers already know that the football game in question had UofM playing in it. The article header stating EMU game was only to identify what UofM game it was, not to say anything negative about EMU.


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 5:12 p.m.

I agree. I never have seen articles regarding trouble involved in any UM home games except this one. I'm pretty sure these type of things happen and people are caught drunk or in possession of alcohol at every UM home game. However, the article is almost implying sine this was EMU in town, these trashy, low class Ypsi students must've been the cause. Especially since the article didn't specify.


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 11:15 a.m.

More people for UM's trespassing list!


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 1:06 a.m.

To many tickets tomany regulations! the Teapartiers scream.

John A2

Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 11:57 p.m.

If we didn't have so many laws then none of this would have happened.


Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 10:30 p.m.

If you think about it, 100,000 people and only 25 trouble makers. That's pretty good actually. It's like a city larger than Ann Arbor having an energizing event for 6 hours and only having 4 tickets.

hut hut

Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 12:25 p.m.

only 25 who were caught


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 11:48 a.m.

Except according to some here the event should be banned regardless of the statistics and how the overwhelming majority behaved....


Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 9:18 p.m.

It seems like an article like this is posted every home game. Is it worth posting?


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 9:48 p.m.

The stats aren't redundant, not the same people involved each week. If anything, publishing the stats each week is effective, as shown by the low arrest and ejection numbers.


Sun, Sep 18, 2011 : 1:57 a.m.

Yah, sure. But every week, the numbers are similar, from year to year. I don't think the message is being received--at least not by those who need to receive it. I was looking at this more from the perspective of a regular reader. Every week (of home games) I see that twenty-some people were arrested, and several people needed medical attention. It's a given, and it's redundant to post articles about it every week. But I've already written more than the idea is worth--it's no harm to keep publishing this information (just odd).


Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 11:47 p.m.

Try bringing young kids to a game and have some stupid drunk yelling obscenities at the refs or at the team. Give'm the boot!


Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 11:15 p.m.

And the downside of posting such articles is......?


Sat, Sep 17, 2011 : 10 p.m.

Yes, so people know the penalties for doing something wrong at a sporting event that could disturb other fans or worse hurt someone there.