Ex-MSU commit Roberson could have charges dropped

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Former Michigan State football commit Auston Roberson has entered a diversionary program and could have misdemeanor battery charges dropped, according to Allen County (Ind.) Superior Court records.

The Fort Wayne, Ind., native committed to be part of Michigan State’s 2016 recruiting class but was arrested Jan. 13 and did not submit a signed letter of intent on the Feb. 3 National Signing Day.

Robertson, a four-star defensive end ranked No. 9 at his position by 247Sports, turned down offers from schools such as Alabama and Ohio State when he committed to Michigan State.

Whether or not Michigan State is still open to Roberston joining the class is unknown since coaches can’t comment on recruits.

Robertson was charged in a separate incident last September with misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, damaging or defacing property, and resisting arrest. However, those charges were dismissed.