MSU football's Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct
- Author: Loretta Pittman Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 0:40
"The criminal sexual conduct charges announced today against Auston Robertson are of the most serious nature", Dantonio said in a statement released by the university.
The charges were sworn in 55th District Court by Meridian Township police, who are conducting the investigation.
Robertson was the fourth player suspended from the MSU squad this year. In January 2016, he was arrested for misdemeanor battery for allegedly touching a female classmate inappropriately while at Wayne High School in October 2015. Robertson is a 19-year-old from Ft.
Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio stands on the sidelines during the second half of a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Spartan Stadium.
Prosecutors say they don't know if Robertson has an attorney. On his 2016 signing day, Robertson did not fax in his national letter of intent to the MSU staff. That charge was dismissed last month after Robertson went through a diversionary program. None of those football players have been identified and none have been formally charged.
"W$3 e will continue to educate and enforce high standards for the program". Robertson did not sign with Michigan State until after he entered the diversionary program.
In his freshman season as a Spartan, Robertson played in seven games tallying three tackles as well as forcing a fumble. To answer the question on everyone's mind, he is not one of the three players involved in the other ongoing investigation and these charges are unconnected with that investigation, either. I expect all of our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of Michigan State University. "While there is an ongoing criminal process, we're extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position".
"Our players are representatives not only of themselves and their families, but also Michigan State University, this football program and all of those who support us", Dantonio said in his statement.