Michigan wide receiver Grant Perry earned a suspension as a result of an incident that took place in mid-October in East Lansing. Now, however, word has broken that the most serious charge against Perry has been dropped, despite the fact that the 20-year-old is pleading guilty to a felony charge.
Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal brings word that Perry pleaded guilty to “resting a police officer” and that charge carries with it a felony label with a two-year maximum prison sentence. Beyond that, Perry also pleaded guilt to a misdemeanor assault and battery charge.
The incident in question came with an accusation of sexual assault in Perry’s direction after an altercation of some sort outside of a bar. As part of the plea bargain, authorities dropped the charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which was the most serious of the charges against the football player.
The report indicates that Perry admitting to “pushing (the accuser) out of the way” and also the fact that Perry “tried to wiggle away” from police that were pursuing him after the incident took place. For now, this seems to be good news for his future at the university and on the football team, though Perry is simply practicing with the Wolverines and not fully reinstated at this time.
Grant Perry’s record isn’t exactly spotless after this but it could have been much worse.