9 Michigan State football players face misdemeanor charges
LANSING (AP) — Nine Michigan State football players are facing misdemeanor charges after a Nov. 22 dormitory brawl.
Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III and Michigan State University Police Chief James Dunlap said Wednesday that all 9 players have been charged with conspiracy to commit an assault and battery.
In addition, all 9 have been charged with at least 1 count of assault or assault and battery. Roderick Jenrette was charged with 3 counts, while Glen Winston and Ashton Leggett were charged with 2 counts each.
Coach Mark Dantonio dismissed running back Winston and defensive back Jenrette from the team a few days after the incident. Both were out of the lineup with season-ending injuries.
Eleven other players have been suspended, 3 more than the original 8.