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Michigan State DB Khary Crump accepts plea deal

Michigan State Spartans cornerback Khary Crump (14) and Ohio State Buckeyes long snapper Bradley Robinson (42) share words after a punt return.

Syndication The Columbus Dispatch

Michigan State defensive back Khary Crump has accepted a plea deal after facing serious criminal charges following a fight that broke out in the tunnel after the Spartans’ 29-7 loss to Michigan on Oct. 29 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Crump was originally charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon but has elected to plead guilty to counts of assault/battery and disorderly conduct person-jostling, both of which are misdemeanors. He will appear in front of a district court via Zoom on Jan. 5 to accept the plea.

After Crump completes probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, he will have a clean record.

Mike Nichols, Crump’s attorney, said that discussions were held with Michigan defensive back Gemon Green regarding the plea deal. Video captured Crump swinging his helmet at Green during the fight in the tunnel. As part of the deal, Crump also had to provide Green with a written apology.

“This is a step,” Crump said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press. “Writing the apology to Gemon was a step. I am taking this step by step. I am working on KJ the man, KJ the student and KJ the athlete. All I can say is stay-tuned.”

Each misdemeanor charge comes with a $500 fine. Crump, 21, also faces the possibility of serving up to 93 days in jail, but Nichols doesn’t think that his client will face any jail time.

Aside from the legal proceedings, Crump will still have to sit out the first eight games of the 2023 season in accordance with a suspension issued by the Big Ten.

–Field Level Media