Alan Haller, Michigan State’s Athletic director, put out a statement after news broke that Mel Tucker would be indefinitely suspending 4 players from Michigan State’s football team. Michigan State and Michigan got into a fight in the Michigan Stadium tunnel after the game.

Haller thought Tucker’s decision to suspend the players was justified. According to the statement, Tank Brown, Khary Crump, Angelo Crose and Zion Young were the players suspended.

Michigan State lost to Michigan 29-7 in Week 9, possibly amplifying tensions. The Spartans are now 3-5 following the loss.

“We are in alignment that it is necessary to take preliminary action and suspend four football student-athletes,” said Haller. “The behavior we reviewed was both uncharacteristic of our football program and unacceptable. I have been in contact with Michigan AD Warde Manuel to offer our apologies.”

Michigan State faces Illinois next on Nov. 5. We’ll see if any more news comes out about the incident closer to game time.