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Posted on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 3:15 p.m.

Man who said MSU hockey team beat him now accused of assaulting girlfriend

By John Counts


Brandon Carmack

Courtesy of Barb Carmack

The Saline man who claimed he was beaten up by the Michigan State University hockey team is now accused of stalking and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, according to a report from the Lansing television station WILX.

Brandon Carmack, 20, allegedly showed up at an East Lansing house the first week of classes looking for the ex-girlfriend, the station 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, the station reported

On Wednesday, Carmack was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery, filing a false police report of a felony and stalking.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:38 p.m.

It's a good thing the young women had friends around to avoid what happened in the Huguely / Love tragedy @ UofV in 2010.

Atticus F.

Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

This young man was clearly assualted. I'm not sure exactly whats going on with the local hockey team/local police department, but something is fishy. So lets take a look at the scope of the alleged injuries that his ex-girlfriend sustained and compare them to the injuries that he sustained... Then lets take another look at the local prosecuters office.


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

So, is it really the MSU Women's Swim Team beat this guy up?


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 1:55 a.m.

that boy must have been raised well, being from such a stand up saline family.


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 11:33 p.m.

There is allegedly nothing lower than an alleged man who allegedly hits women. I can't imagine being in such an alleged position and then allegedly sending my own mother out to allegedly lie for me. Allegedly speaking, of course.


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 9 p.m.

Remember all those commentors talking about thugs in the MSU athletic department . . .


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 7:07 p.m.

She said they were swimmers, but according to other blogs the whole things happened at the Hockey house. We are not getting the whole story yet.


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

Don't worry...they are still there.


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 8:09 p.m.

So the guy is nothing more than an accused stalker and girlfriend abuser. Good thing the members of the swim team were there or she could have been seriously hurt. Now, do you suppose we can have apologies from the people who jumped to the conclusion this guy was beaten for no reason by the MSU hockey team?


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 7:54 p.m.

What a class act!


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

I'm sure his mother regrets going to the media now.


Fri, Sep 21, 2012 : 12:43 a.m.

Exactly, Mom is not always right. Brandon and his tangled web...


Thu, Sep 20, 2012 : 8:25 p.m.

Or she might have left out some important details such as what he did to receive that beat-down?