UM’s Perry waives hearing; back in court March 29

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

East Lansing — Suspended Michigan receiver Grant Perry has waived his pre-trial hearing and will appear in circuit court later this month.

Perry appeared Thursday morning in East Lansing’s 54B District Court accompanied by his lawyer Frank Reynolds and went before Judge Richard Ball.

The 20-year-old Perry faces two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual conduct, resisting a police officer and one misdemeanor count of a minor in possession of alcohol. He will appear March 29 in circuit court.

A plea petition for Perry to be sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act has been submitted by the defense.

According to the police report, Perry allegedly groped a 21-year-old woman in the groin and buttocks in an incident Oct. 15, 2016, outside an East Lansing bar. Perry allegedly failed to provide identification according to responding officers and ran before being tackled and detained.

He was formally charged Dec. 22, and was indefinitely suspended from football “team activities until the legal process is completed,” according to a statement from Michigan.