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Posted on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 5:06 p.m.

Police arrest 3, eject 42 at Michigan-Nebraska football game

By Staff

Three people were arrested and 42 ejected during the University of Michigan's football game against Nebraska on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

One person was arrested for assault and battery, one for being a minor in possession of alcohol, and one for resisting and obstructing a police officer, according to U-M Department of Public Safety spokesperson Diane Brown. In addition, one person was issued a citation for possessing alcohol inside the stadium.

Among the ejections, 18 were for possessing alcohol in the stadium, 11 for possessing someone else's ID, 7 for disorderly conduct and 6 for violating stadium rules.

Emergency medical personnel treated 45 people, with 10 being transported to the hospital for additional treatment.

The announced attendance of the game was 113, 718. Michigan won, 45-17.



Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 9:01 a.m.

Back in the days of the Pontiac Silverdome, I recall drunken slobs sloshing beer on those seated in front / below them at Lions games. What fun! So, yeah, I "think" we can do without beer & other alcoholic beverages in the Big House. The stat I'd like to see is: how many of those ejected for having alcoholic beverages are season ticket holders. Probably few or none - because a perfect penalty would be revocation of that person's tickets (and they could then be sold to actual responsible fans). But actually, having 45 or so incidents among 113, 718 people (or ~ 1 in 2500) isn't too bad.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 8:38 p.m.

Almost everybody in there are season ticket holders. Or people whose tickets came from season ticket holders. I can guarantee you there is no leniency on season ticket holders.

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Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 1:59 a.m.

Doesn't it seem like we've gone a little overboard with our "rules"? I'm all for keeping people safe, but let them have at least a little fun in the meantime.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 8:36 p.m.

I would not say 42 out of 113,000+ is overboard.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 12:55 a.m.

I knew it I just knew some spartan fans would come down to see if Michigan could beat Nebraska and send sparty to the title game!


Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 10:58 p.m.

I will be more interested in the numbers following next week's game against the buckeyes plus it would also be nice to know how many of them get ejected, arrested, etc.


Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 10:25 p.m.

Can the staff (or anyone else) tell me why some people are ejected for possessing alcohol in the stadium, and why some (in this case, only one) are issued citations for possessing alcohol in the stadium? If you are issued a citation for alcohol possession, are you also ejected for the same?

Kadija Deen

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 10:22 p.m.

By law, the body is a container. The Minor In Possession (MIPs) we likely underage, intoxicated individuals. This is different from someone who physically possesses a bottle of alcohol. The citations were probably the drunk minors, and the ejections were for people who physically possessed a container of alcohol.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 8:35 p.m.

I reckon the tickets went to minors in possession, an offense a ticket can be issued for, whereas I am not sure you can write an adult for that in the Big House. Everybody gets the boot but tickets are written when tickets can be written.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 1:43 a.m.

Some are males or ugly females. They get ejected. If you are a good looking coed you get a warning. Just like traffic tickets.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 1:20 a.m.

There is some degree of officer discretion involved, but I think the biggest factor is that there are police officers from a whole bunch of different agencies working at the stadium (Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, Pittsfield, etc.) The UofM police officers will usually write tickets. The officers from other agencies will generally just eject people, in order to avoid having to go to court later if people challenge the tickets.


Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 11:10 p.m.

Probably had something to do with the offenders attitude that they were not given a break. Just guessing.