MSU football player charged in sexual assault

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Auston Robertson has been dismissed from the Michigan State football team as he faces a charge of third degree criminal sexual assault.

Michigan State did not immediately comment following Friday's announcement. "While there is an ongoing criminal process, we're extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position".

"Despite these measures", Dantonio said, "Auston broke our trust and expectations by putting himself in a compromising situation". This was a multiple-step process that continued through his final admission in the summer.

Officials say that Michigan State University (MSU) will fund its Upward Bound college prep program for Lansing high school students, ensuring that the program would not be shut down because of the university's technical error in a grant application. "We expect all of our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of this university".

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. The former 4-star prospect out of Fort Wayne, Indiana was a member of the Class of 2016 for MSU, but did not sign on National Signing Day, due to battery charges when he reportedly touched a female classmate inappropriately during his senior year in high school. Prosecutor Carol Siemon has not decided if they will be charged.

This is unrelated to an ongoing sexual-assault investigation involving three other Michigan State football players and a staff member, all four of which were suspended earlier this year. Their names have not been released. That investigation remains in the hands of the Ingham County Prosecutor.

Stay with News 10 and wilx.com for updates on both investigations.

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