Michigan football beat rival Michigan State, 29-7, on Saturday night, and then things got crazy.
After the game, the two teams started scuffling on the field, and then it got worse in the tunnel. While the bulk of the Wolverines were still on the field, one Michigan football player made his way up the tunnel, where he found himself being jumped as many players from the Spartans punched and kicked the assaulted player while he was down.
Afterward, there was a police presence outside of the Michigan State locker room.
Jim Harbaugh would eventually take to the podium to reveal that two of his Michigan football players were assaulted this Saturday night. One player in particular suffered a nasal injury, possibly a broken nose, according to the head coach.
Jim Harbaugh: “It needs to be investigated and brought to a conclusion, and our athletic director will make sure that takes place.”
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said police are investigating the incident.
“What happened after the game is completely unacceptable. I’ve talked to the commissioner, he’s looking into it,” Manuel said. “The police are also looking into it, because they’ve seen the video and they’re addressing it. We will leave it in their hands, but this is not how we should interact after a game.
“This is not the way another team should grab a player and do what they did, it’s completely and utterly unacceptable. We will let the Big Ten and law enforcement handle it, but this is not what a rivalry should be about.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.