Michigan's Grant Perry gets probation for bar incident
Michigan receiver Grant Perry now knows the legal ramifications for an incident that occurred outside a bar in East Lansing last October.
According to Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, Perry was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to one count of assault and battery and one count of resisting a police officer. He was sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, meaning the Wolverine receiver won’t have a felony on his record as long as he fulfills requirements set by the judge.
Perry will be required to stay away from bars and will have to complete 60 hours of community service.
While in court on Friday, Perry offered an apology for his actions a year ago.
“I personally want to apologize to (the victim) and her family and the officers involved that night for my behavior and actions,” he said.
Though Perry knows his legal punishment, Michigan and Jim Harbaugh have yet to comment on the situation. Perry was suspended for two games after the incident and did not attend the Orange Bowl. Harbaugh has said that Perry will continue to practice with the team but has not made any other statements.
Perry appeared in 10 games for the Wolverines last season, catching 13 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown. He is expected to have a much larger role with the program this fall as the team needs to replace its top two receivers from 2016.