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Posted on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 7:47 a.m.

Hearings delayed for MSU student from Saline who said hockey players beat him

By Cindy Heflin


Brandon Carmack

East Lansing Police Department

Court hearings were postponed Tuesday in the case of the Michigan State University student from Saline who accused the MSU hockey team of beating him and then was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, MLive reported.

Brandon Carmack, 20, of Saline, had been scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference in East Lansing District Court on Tuesday and preliminary examination on Friday. But those proceedings were pushed back to Oct. 23 and Oct. 26, respectively, to allow for more time for the discovery phase of the case, according to the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office.

Carmack is accused of showing up at an East Lansing house the first week of classes looking for his ex-girlfriend, Lansing television station WILX reported. The woman said she was at a gathering there with roommates, friends and members of the MSU swim team. According to a personal protection order, the ex-girlfriend said Carmack was intoxicated, demanded to see her and barged into the house.

The woman said some men stepped in when Carmack grabbed her by the neck and tried choking her, WILX reported.

Carmack was charged with on two counts of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery, filing a false police report of a felony and stalking.

In late August, Carmack alleged he was beaten, stabbed in the head and arm and left with a broken nose and broken ribs and blamed MSU hockey players.

Stuart Dunnings, Ingham County prosecutor, told television station WLNS that Carmack’s story was “ridiculous” and that hockey players are named as victims in the complaint against Carmack.



Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 2:55 a.m.

Good riddance, Hope the facts come out and he gets what he deserves


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 7:13 p.m.

I knew it. I commented about how this beat down was payback for him doing something inappropriate (to say the least...choking?) to the young lady. My suggestion to this kid is to drop your claim, and beg for forgiveness from the prosecutors and judge. Can you see the writing on the wall yet?

Bertha Venation

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 4:17 p.m.

... and the plot thickens, my friends.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 3:25 p.m.

What type of punishment is Carmack received from MSU so far? Suspension maybe? Had the hockey players (or swimmers, or any athlete) instigated the crime they would be suspended from participating in their sport.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 4:19 p.m.

He's staying after and cleaning the erasers.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 1:08 p.m.

All that's missing so far is the introduction of some wry and world-weary private detective and you'd have a Hollywood script here, but my word! You have to wonder what's going on in Greater Saline nowadays.

music to my ear

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 6:13 p.m.

not much we are just trying to get by like greater Ann Arbor.its like that all over MI.Ypsi dexter,um chelsea we all are neighbors nick,HOW you DOIN.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 12:33 p.m.

Was it the men's or woman's swim team????


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 12:21 p.m.

So it has gone from beating beaten up by the hockey team to the swim team? wonder he lied about that.....


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

He was still embarrassed enough about it though to change his tale to being beaten up by hockey players. He didn't go full out lie and change it to anti-semites or ski-masked football players though.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 3:59 p.m.

I dunno. I think of the Olympic guys (and even gals) and I think, I would be nice to them or they might break my face. These folks (non-olympians included) are very strong and fit. Just ask Mr. Carnack.


Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 1:37 p.m.

In the pool yes, but get them on land and they are like a, uhhhhh..., fish out of water?

John of Saline

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 : 1:34 p.m.

Now, wait a minute. Swimmers are usually really strong.