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Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

Free Press: Robertson charged in Mich. sex-misconduct case Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct
Alfredo Watts | 21 April, 2017, 19:56

According to Allen County Indiana court records, Robertson was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges on January 13 in Allen County and was released on $750 bond and a no contact order was issued.

A spokesman for the Meridian Township Police Department said his office submitted a report about the alleged assault that occurred on April 9 and won't be able to comment further until the prosecutor's office decides whether or not to pursue criminal charges.

Criminal sexual assualt charges have been filed against a Michigan State University football player.

Robertson played sparingly for the Spartans as a freshman in 2016, registering three tackles and one forced fumble. The maximum prison sentence for third-degree criminal sexual conduct in MI is 15 years.

This investigation is not connected to another case involving three Michigan State players and a football staff member. That charge was dropped March 22 after he fulfilled the terms of a diversionary program.

The former four-star recruit was previously charged with misdemeanor battery before signing with Michigan State. That's the day the incident was reported to Meridian Township Police. Those three players have been suspended from the football program since February 9.

Curtis Blackwell, the team's director of college advancement and performance, has been placed on paid leave. All extra evidentiary materials prosecutors asked for have been turned in, and they're in the process of making a charging decision.