Mike Nichols, a Michigan-based attorney, released a statement on behalf of his client, Michigan State defensive back Khary Crump.

Crump is 1 of 7 players who were charged Wednesday due to their involvement with the tunnel brawl that occurred against Michigan on Oct. 29.

“This was a gut punch to KJ, being charged the day before Thanksgiving,” Nichols said. “He’s going to get through it. While you’re up, having turkey, watching football, think of the seven young men whose lives have been up-ended by these criminal charges.”

Crump was charged with felonious assault to go along with his involvement in violation of MCL 750.82. Five players were also charged with 1 count of aggravated assault, while LB Jacoby Windmon was charged with assault and battery.

The Spartans will travel to State College to face No. 11 Penn State Saturday at 4:00 p.m. E.T. on FS1. Michigan State must win to be bowl eligible in 2022.