Michigan State Defensive Lineman Auston Robertson Charged with Sexual Misconduct


Meridian Township police confirmed Friday they are seeking charges against a Michigan State University football player who is under investigation for sexual assault in an incident separate from a case which resulted in three players being suspended from the team.

Three other MSU Spartan football players remain suspended from the program while under suspicion in another alleged sexual assault that took place in January on campus. None of those players have been identified.

The charges stem from an April 9 incident in Meridian Township, near the East Lansing school. The student who said she was sexually assaulted reported what happened, and the university has two investigations ongoing.

He is the fourth Michigan State football player suspended amid sexual assault allegations this year.

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Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Carol Siemon released details of the charge this morning. "It is not appropriate at this time for me to comment further on this matter".

According to Allen County Court records, Robertson completed the diversionary program and the case was dismissed on March 22 of this year. University police requested four arrest warrants on February 16 for that incident. The university has confirmed that recruiting director Curtis Blackwell is the only football staff member now under suspension, but would not say if his suspension was related to the sexual assault allegations.

The prosecutor will now review that report and make a decision on charges.