Ex-Spartan Robertson posts bond while awaiting hearing

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Auston Robertson

Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has posted bond and will be on an electronic tether as he awaits his next hearing.

Robertson, who is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, was arraigned last week in 55th District Court and was held on $250,000 cash bond. His attorney, David Rosenberg, as well as the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office confirmed Friday he had posted 10-percent bond, or $25,000.

His preliminary exam conference has been pushed back to June 15 while his preliminary examination is scheduled for June 22 in front of Judge Thomas Boyd.

The charges against Robertson stem from an April 9 incident where Robertson is accused of assaulting a women in her apartment.

Authorities had to go to Robertson’s native Ft. Wayne, Ind., to apprehend the former defensive end and the risk of flight was one reason Magistrate Mark Blumer set the bond at $250,000.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio dismissed Robertson from the team immediately after charges were authorized.

“The criminal sexual conduct charges announced against Auston Robertson are of the most serious nature,” Dantonio said in a statement announcing the dismissal. “Sexual assault has no place in our community. While there is an ongoing criminal process, we’re extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position. He is no longer a member of our football program.”