Brawl in Tunnel, Two Players Hurt, Four Suspended

Graham Hyde

Two players from the Michigan Wolverines Football Team were beaten up by Michigan State players, following Michigan’s 29-7 victory on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Michigan and Michigan State are big rivals, and this is the first time Michigan has won in a long time.

Michigan was winning for most of the game, and RB Blake Corum sealed the deal with a TD late in the fourth quarter. After the game, players filed into the lone tunnel to the locker rooms. Michigan Stadium, or “The Big House” was built 95 long years ago. In the 600+ games played at the Big House, there have never been any tunnel fights. But this was the first. The Michigan State players, later identified as Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Grose and Zion Young have been suspended immediately. They were beating up Gemon Green and Ja’Den McBurrows. The Michigan coach, Jim Harbaugh said that they frequently go down the tunnel first, making them a target for MSU feet and fists. Both people getting assaulted had unspecified injuries

Beyond the suspension of the players, Big 10 conference officials are investigating, along with local and federal officials. A season-lasting suspension might be something to be grateful for. If they faced actual charges, they might not have a successful football career in the NFL. The MSU coach, Mel Tucker was ashamed of his players and apologized that it had to happen. Jim Harbaugh on the other hand was ranting about assault and wanted them to be suspended permanently. When the Michigan players recover, they will have very tough matchups against Illinois and Ohio State.