A Michigan State men’s basketball player has been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault, according to a report from ESPN.
The player, 19, of Southfield was charged on March 8 by the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Outside the Lines.
MLive is not identifying the player because there is no record of his arraignment.
An Ingham County prosecutor’s office spokesman, Scott Hughes, declined comment Friday.
“There is no public record of that file, so I wouldn’t be able to comment,” Hughes told MLive.com.
Given the age at the time of the incident and Michigan penal code he was charged under, 750.81, the player would be eligible for Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status, allowing his record to be kept clean should he complete terms of his agreement.
Details of the alleged incident have not been revealed publicly, though an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report in February named the same individual as the subject of a sexual assault investigation.
An MSU team spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment on Friday.
John Engler, the university’s interim president, publicly criticized ESPN for naming the player in connection with a criminal sexual conduct investigation.
“The sad thing is, I think we should, probably as a Michigan State community, apologize to this young man and his family who has been named without, at least in that report, any evidence of any wrongdoing,” Engler said at the time.
“There was a report of allegations, but let’s say, at the end of the day, there’s nothing there. Where does he go? A lot of people now have read this and (could say) ‘What went on with you?’ His name should not have been public because … the investigation might still be going on.”