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Michigan receiver Grant Perry charged with sexual assault

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Grant Perry

Michigan receiver Grant Perry was arraigned Thursday on four charges, including sexual assault, in District Court 54B in East Lansing.

He has been suspended from all team activities, the athletic department announced Thursday.

Perry was arraigned on two misdemeanor accounts of fourth-degree sexual assault, on count of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an office and a charge of underage drinking.

According to a report Thursday in the Lansing State Journal Perry is “accused of touching a female who was waiting in line outside a downtown East Lansing bar at 12:20 a.m.”

The incident occurred on Oct. 15, in East Lansing, the weekend Michigan did not have a football game. Perry was suspended the next two games for what Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said was a disciplinary matter.

Michigan’s athletic department issued a statement Thursday indicating Perry has been suspended from all team activities until the legal process is complete.

“The University was made aware of the arrest of student-athlete Grant Perry earlier this fall,” the statement reads. “He was immediately suspended from all team activities at that time and missed two games. Based on the information at that time, Grant was allowed to resume team activities pending the outcome of the investigation.

“Upon being informed that charges would be filed, he was immediately and indefinitely suspended from all team activities until the legal process is completed.”

Michigan is preparing for the Dec. 30 Orange Bowl. Perry is scheduled for a preliminary court examination on Jan. 5, 2017, according to court records.

Perry had 13 receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown this season.

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