“I would just refer you back to the statement,” Harbaugh said, talking about the statement Michigan released after his suspension.
Here’s the full statement:
- “The University was made aware of the arrest of student-athlete Grant Perry earlier this fall. He was immediately suspended from all team activities at that time and missed two games. Based on the information at that time, Grant was allowed to resume team activities pending the outcome of the investigation.
- “Upon being informed that charges would be filed, he was immediately and indefinitely suspended from all team activities until the legal process is completed.”
According to the police report Land of 10 obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Perry faces four charges related to a sexual assault that officials say took place on Oct. 15.
The report said a victim alleged that Perry groped her between the legs while waiting in line outside of a bar in East Lansing, Mich.
The bar owner called the police and Perry ran from the officer and was tackled shortly thereafter.
Perry was arraigned on a felony charge of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an officer; two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual assault; and a misdemeanor charge of underage drinking.
Perry, a sophomore from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was suspended before Michigan’s game against Illinois on Oct. 22, a 41-8 win. Perry did not play against Illinois or the following weekend at Michigan State, but as Michigan said in the statement above, based on the information at that time, he was allowed to resume team activities following those two games.
The wide receiver is now suspended indefinitely and will almost definitely miss the Wolverines matchup against Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Friday. In his last four games, he had seven catches for 69 yards.
Harbaugh did not speak on the matter otherwise.