Michigan State coach Mel Tucker accompanied to weekly radio show with security for first time ever after receiving death threats following Michigan-Michigan state fight
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker was accompanied to his weekly fan attended radio show by security following ‘excessive backlash and death threats’ earlier in the week.
The uptake in ill will directed at Tucker stems from the fall out of the fight between Michigan and Michigan State players.
Following the incident four Michigan State football players were suspended.
‘First and foremost, Michigan State football is about integrity, discipline, unselfishness, toughness and accountability,’ Tucker said during the show.
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker attended his weekly radio show with security
The security guard sat in the corner after Tucker received multiple death threats
‘I made a decision to suspend the players based on video evidence that was provided to me and our athletic director.’
‘Our entire team will be cooperating with law enforcement and the Big Ten Conference to fully evaluate the events that took place in Ann Arbor. When we have a full report, I’ll address further actions, if needed.’
The day following the incident linebacker Tank Brown, safety Angelo Grose, defensive end Zion Young and cornerback Khary Crump were all suspended.
Social media video shows multiple Michigan State players attacking a single opponent (above)
Defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows (yellow) was pushed, punched and kicked in the tunnel
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Saturday night that one of the players, who he did not identify, might have a broken nose. A social media post on Sunday showed a Wolverine, who appears to be Green, getting roughed up by Spartans.
Green, in another post, is surrounded by police while shouting across the tunnel at Michigan State players.
‘Two of our players were assaulted,’ Harbaugh said. ‘I saw on the one video. 10 on one. It was pretty bad. It needs to be investigated.’
According to a report from ESPN, Green plans to press criminal charges.