Michigan wide receiver Grant Perry was arraigned Wednesday on four charges related to an alleged sexual assault that police say took place in East Lansing in October, Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal reported.
Per the State Journal, Perry was arraigned on a “felony count of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an officer, two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual assault and an underage drinking charge.” He’s been released on $5,000 bond, court records show.
Perry is accused of touching a female outside an East Lansing bar shortly after midnight, according to the State Journal. The incident happened on Oct. 15 — when the Wolverines were off — police said. Perry’s lawyer has not responded for comment.
Perry, a sophomore from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was suspended before Michigan’s game the following week, a 41-8 win over Illinois on Oct. 22. He didn’t play in the next game but returned for the Wolverines’ final four contests, catching a total of 7 passes for 69 yards.
Perry has been suspended from all team activities after the school learned of the charges Wednesday. The Wolverines play Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.
Here is Michigan’s 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.”