Auston Robertson dismissed by Michigan State

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Michigan State has dismissed defensive lineman Auston Robertson following a sexual assault charge.

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon this morning charged Robertson for an assault that allegedly that took place April 9 in Meridian Township. A university spokesman told the Detroit Free Press that Robertson, a sophomore who played in seven games last season, remains a student. That player was immediately suspended on Sunday from all team activities as soon as we were notified of the situation.

The charge carries a possible penalty of 15 years in prison. Robertson did not sign with Michigan State until after he entered the diversionary program. "Sexual assault has no place in our community".

Last Thursday, Meridian Township Police announced they were investigating a sexual assault that involved a player that was unrelated to the earlier case.

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Sources told Local 4 a charging decision will be made shortly by the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office. He will be charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to court records, the recent charges of criminal sexual conduct against Robertson involves the use of force or coercion, which is one of the many clauses defining what could be described as third-degree CSC. "While there is an ongoing criminal process, we're extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position". He was arrested in January 2016 on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an October 2015 incident at his high school, Wayne High. He signed with the Spartans in 2016, but Michigan State did not announce until late March of that year - weeks after signing day - that it had accepted his letter of intent.

Robertson was suspended from the Spartans' spring game.

"We will continue to educate and enforce high standards for the program", coach Mark Dantonio said after initially learning of the alleged incident.

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