Michigan football’s Grant Perry has reportedly denied “any and all” allegations of criminal sexual conduct.
Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal reports Perry, through an attorney, denying all allegations.
“We adamantly deny any and all allegations of criminal sexual conduct,” Allison Collins, an attorney representing Perry, said.
Speaking at a court hearing Thursday, Collins also asked for the presumption of innocence to be upheld by media and the public.
Perry’s next date in court is set for Jan. 26.
Perry, a receiver who is suspended and won’t play in the Orange Bowl on Friday, faces four charges related to an alleged sexual assault incident. The alleged incident happened in a line at a bar on Oct. 15 in East Lansing, Mich.
As reported by Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi, the 45-page police report says Perry had an altercation with a woman who later alleged that Perry groped her between her legs.
According to the police report, the bar owner called police. Arriving officers at the seen saw a man and woman push each other. When an officer grabbed Perry and asked for his identification, Perry ran.
Officers later tackled Perry in a nearby alley. Police confiscated a fake ID from Perry, who also refused a breathalyzer test. The police report says an officer could smell “a strong odor of intox” coming from Perry.
The four charges Michigan football’s Grant Perry faces:
Perry was arraigned Dec. 21 in East Lansing District Court 54B on four charges: 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.
The sophomore Perry has 13 catches this season for 183 yards and 1 TD.
Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh, when asked about Perry, referred people to Michigan’s statement after the suspension:
“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.”
Michigan is set to face Florida State in the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN.