Flames, Riots Cast Shadow On MSU Victory Over Ohio State [VIDEO]
Congratulations Spartans on an amazing victory at Lucas Oil Stadium at Saturday night! 34-24 over Ohio State in a game that sends MSU to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Year's Day. Kick-off will be at 5:10pm.
Now that all that "good stuff" is out of the way...
East Lansing police say they'll press charges against persons connected to a series of fires and riots late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in what they're calling a "large civil disturbance."
The president of the MSU Alumni Association took to Twitter to admonish the actions, tweeting:
True Spartans do not burn things, break laws or mess with my Spartan Cops If you do, you're not one of us.
East Lansing Fire Department reports they responded to more than 50 fires following the game. Multiple arrests were made by East Lansing Police who were assisted by Michigan State University Police, Michigan State Police and Ingham County Sherriff's Department.
On Sunday, MSU President Lou Ann Simon released a statement that read:
The behavior last night on campus and in East Lansing by both students and non-students was disappointing...these incidents will be reviewed within the appropriate legal and university processes and individuals will be held accountable.
There is another upside in addition to a trip to the Rose Bowl for anyone that may have participated in last night's display of poorly processed emotions...
@MattressOutletM: Burn your mattress?? $50 off any mattress tomorrow for #MSU students! #EastLansing #Cedarfest