A Michigan State cornerback avoided jail time for his actions in a mail brawl against University of Michigan players.
Khary Crump was sentenced to 12 months probation and must serve 80 hours of community service as part of a plea deal.
The incident occurred after the Wolverines beat the Spartans, 29-7, in Ann Arbor on Oct. 29.
Crump was one of seven players charged, although he was the only one charged with a felony. He pleaded guilty to his assault charge after hitting Gemon Green with a helmet.
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Crump’s record will be expunged if he completes community service and passes probation without issue as part of Holmes’ Juvenile Apprentice Act.
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«Unfortunately, there was an exchange of words, I felt attacked and, unfortunately, I did what I did,» Crump said of the altercation in the tunnel. “I’m not proud of that. I’m looking forward to moving on.»
Crump will miss the first eight games of the 2023 season while serving a suspension for his actions.
«I had a hard time trying to digest my actions…on that fateful day, but it happened. I can’t take it back,» Crump told MLive.com after a hearing. yelling some corn and blue in the future, on the football field of course.»
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He also pleaded guilty to lesser charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $550 fine, complete an anger management course, and submit to random drug and alcohol testing.