Michigan State president Samuel Stanley releases statement on tunnel altercation

Michigan State’s president, Samuel Stanley, released a statement following the postgame altercation between Michigan and Michigan State players inside the Michigan Stadium tunnel.

“I’m extremely saddened by this incident and the unacceptable behavior depicted by members of our football program. On behalf of Michigan State, my heartfelt apology to the University of Michigan and the student athletes who were injured.

There is no provocation that could justify the behavior we are seeing on the videos. Rivalries can be intense but should never be violent.

“Coach Tucker will be holding the players involved responsible, and our football team and university will be cooperating with all related investigations by law enforcement and the Big Ten Conference.”

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