MSU commit Robertson faces charges, doesn’t sign

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Auston Robertson

East Lansing — Michigan State is waiting for at least one more signed national letter of intent, but when or if it will come is unclear.

Defensive end Auston Robertson of Fort Wayne, Ind., said Wednesday on Twitter that Michigan State is still his top choice but that he is “re-opening my options.”

A potential reason for the delay could be the fact Robertson is facing criminal charges after being arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on Jan. 13. Allen County court records show Robertson was released on $750 bond and that a no contact order was issued.

A status conference is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Robertson, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound four-star prospect, first committed to Michigan State in June and played in the International Bowl VII in Texas on Sunday. However, according to a story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Robertson was suspended during the season for a violation of team rules.

Court records also show Robertson was charged with resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief (damages or defaces property of another without consent) on Sept. 10. However, those charges were dismissed.