Michigan State’s Khary Crump gets probation for post-game Michigan Stadium tunnel attack

Crump among several charged in fall conflict

Michigan State University football player Khary Crump appears in court in Washtenaw County on Jan. 31, 2023. (WDIV)

Michigan State University football player and sophomore Khary Crump has been sentenced to probation on misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a post-game attack in the Michigan Stadium tunnel last fall.

Following a game on Oct. 29, 2022, a group of Michigan State University players attacked two University of Michigan players in the tunnel of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan defeated Michigan State 29-7 that game.

Video captured several MSU players pushing, punching and kicking Michigan player Ja’Den McBurrows. Seven players, including Crump, faced charges in connection with the attack. Defensive back Crump was the only player to be charged with a felony at that time.

Charges were brought against MSU’s Itayvion Brown, Angelo Grose, Justin White, Brandon Wright, Zion Young and Jacoby Windmon. MSU head coach Mel Tucker suspended eight players in the days following the game.

Last week, lawyers said misdemeanor charges will likely be dismissed in exchange for community service and other conditions for several players involved. Grose, Brown, Wright and White were in court on Jan. 27 and reportedly agreed to sign up for a special program.

Crump’s felonious assault charge was dropped earlier this month under a deal with prosecutors. Returning to court on Tuesday, Jan. 31, Crump was sentenced to 12 months probation and 80 hours of community service on two misdemeanor assault charges.

The judge said Tuesday that she wants Crump to give back to the community through young people so that he can be a role model for them, which he’ll do through a youth camp. Crump will also be required to pay a $550 fine for each charge, submit to random drug testing and complete an anger management program.

The court ordered Crump to have zero contact with Michigan’s McBurrows and Gemon Green, who was also injured in the October fight. However, the judge said Crump will not be barred from playing on the field while on probation, and that he can participate in sporting events where the Michigan players may be present.

He was suspended from the first eight games of the 2023 season by the Big Ten Conference. The university was also fined $100,000 by the conference.

Crump is due back in court for a check-in hearing on April 18, and will appear via Zoom. He transferred to MSU from Arizona in May 2021.

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