A pretrial hearing for suspended Michigan wide receiver Grant Perry has been adjourned again, this time to March 16, according to a report from MLive’s Nick Baumgardner.
This is the second time’s Perry’s pretrial hearing has been delayed, as he was originally scheduled to appear in the East Lansing’s 54B District court in January. He faces four charges: one felony charge of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an officer; two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual assault; and one misdemeanor charge of underage drinking.
Perry allegedly grabbed a woman by the groin and buttocks while in line at an East Lansing bar shortly after midnight on Oct. 15. He then allegedly attempted to flee from police, refused a breathalyzer test and had a fake ID from Florida confiscated. The rising junior has since denied “any and all allegations of criminal sexual conduct.”
Perry was initially suspended for two games directly after the incident, then played in the final four games of the regular season before being suspended indefinitely prior to the Orange Bowl once he was charged.
Michigan released a statement with the second 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.”