Grant Perry spoke to the media Tuesday, addressing his suspension for the first time since it was lifted in August. Perry had been barred from the program since an altercation in October that resulted in his arrest.
The receiver mostly deflected questions about the suspension Tuesday, saying, “That’s in the past. I’m just focused on playing football.” Perry did acknowledge that he “learned lessons,” before reiterating, “I’m focused on football and the full aspect of it, and school.”
Perry pled guilty to one felony count of resisting a police officer and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery, after an altercation in East Lansing, Michigan. He originally faced four charges related to an alleged sexual assault, but prosecutors dropped those counts as part of his plea agreement.
Perry was sentenced in August to 12 months probation as well as community service and was reinstated to the football program a week later, with Wolverines athletic director Warde Manuel saying the junior was a “model citizen” during his suspension.
In three games so far this season, Perry has 10 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Correction: A previous version of this post said Tuesday was Perry’s first time addressing the media since his suspension was lifted. In fact, it was merely his first time addressing the suspension.