Michigan, Michigan State tunnel brawl – No excuses for incident

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Don’t blame the tunnel. That’s a cop-out, an excuse, a sidestepping of what really happened.

Don’t dismiss it as a boys-will-be-boys scrape. What Michigan State players did in that tunnel was an assault, and no one should be surprised or act outraged if charges are filed.

Don’t wave it off as the simple byproduct of a heated rivalry. There are a lot of teams and schools that hate each other without the postgame scene turning as ugly as it did in the Big House on Saturday night.