After the game, video surfaced of an altercation in the tunnel involving multiple Michigan State players said Jim Harbaugh.
Jim Harbaugh : Tunnel altercation | Players assaulted
Harbaugh was born in Toledo, Ohio. His father, Jack Harbaugh, was a football coach, and the family lived in Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan, and California.
He attended high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Palo Alto, California, when his father was an assistant coach at Michigan and Stanford, respectively.
After graduation from high school in Palo Alto in 1982, Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor and enrolled at the University of Michigan and played quarterback for the Wolverines, starting for three seasons.
As a fifth-year senior in 1986, he led Michigan to the 1987 Rose Bowl and was a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing third.
Jim Harbaugh tunnel altercation
Things turned ugly in the aftermath of Michigan’s 29-7 win over Michigan State.
After the game, video surfaced of an altercation in the tunnel involving multiple Michigan State players and a Michigan player. The video appeared to show a group of MSU players surrounding a Michigan defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows.
Punches and kicks were thrown in the videos, which were posted on social media by multiple media members.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that two Michigan players “were assaulted,” and that one has a nasal injury that could be a broken nose.
Warde Manuel, Michigan’s athletic director, said he had been in contact with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren as well as local authorities. Also Warren attended Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor.
“What happened after the game was completely unacceptable. I talked to the commissioner. He is looking into it. We have the police also looking into it because they’ve seen the video. And so they’re addressing it. We will leave it in their hands, but this is not how we should interact after a game,” Manuel said.
Video captured by the Detroit News showed one of two alleged incidents between the teams, with an unidentified Michigan player being shoved and kicked by Michigan State players as they left the field.
Multiple players were involved in a post-game altercation in the locker room tunnel following No. 4 Michigan’s 29-7 win over Michigan State.
“Two of our players were assaulted,” Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters. “I saw the one video, it’s 10-on-1. Pretty bad. I’m going to let our athletic director, Warde Manuel, address it with the authorities.”
Manuel was seen after the game speaking with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren, as well as local authorities.
“What happened after the game was completely unacceptable,” Manuel said. “I talked to the commissioner and he’s looking into it. The police are also looking into it. We’ll leave it in their hands but this is not how we should interact after the game.
That’s 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. It’s not how it should be remembered.”
Harbaugh said one player has a nasal injury from the altercation, but did not name anyone involved. Michigan State coach Mel Tucker was unsure of exactly what happened after the game.
“I know it was a heated game,” said Tucker. “Things were heated. We’re trying to get our guys in the locker room. We’re gonna have to figure out what happened.”
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