Former Wayne athlete Auston Robertson charged with sexual assault

Justin Greene
April 22, 2017

Defensive end Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with an assault that allegedly took place on April 9, 2017 in Meridian Township.

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon announced that Robertson, 19, was charged in the 55th District Court one day after her office received the results of an investigation by police from Meridian Township, near Michigan State's campus in East Lansing.

Robertson was suspended from the team immediately after the incident was reported to them, coach Mark Dantonio said last week in a statement. When the Spartans did welcome him into their signing class, coach Mark Dantonio said Robertson had been accepted into a pretrial diversionary program and needed to continue to satisfy those requirements.

Last week, rumblings of another sexual assault investigation against a Michigan State football player began.

In his freshman season as a Spartan, Robertson played in seven games tallying three tackles as well as forcing a fumble.

The charge carries a possible penalty of 15 years in prison.

"Our players are representatives not only of themselves and their families, but also Michigan State University, this football program and all of those who support us".

Unfortunately, we have to clarify which sexual assault investigation Robertson pertains to.

All four players have been suspended. He was also arrested in January 2016 while in high school on a misdemeanor battery charge, in which he was accused of inappropriately touching a female classmate.

"This investigation is an ongoing process". The University officially accepted his NLI in late March of 2016.

The Ingham County Prosecutor has confirmed that a warrant has been sworn out for the arrest of a Michigan State University football player.

He temporarily delayed signing a letter of intent with Michigan State while sorting through those legal issues.

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