Michigan State DE Auston Robertson Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2017

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 05: A Michigan State Spartans helmet is seen during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct Friday.

According to Kyle Austin of MLive.com, Robertson was suspended from the team April 9 in relation to the investigation.

Mark Dantonio announced Friday that Robertson has now been dismissed from the team, per Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press.

Per Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News, the alleged incident occurred April 9 in Meridian Charter Township, Michigan, and is unrelated to a separate sexual assault investigation involving three other MSU players.

Robertson played sparingly for the Spartans as a freshman in 2016, registering three tackles and one forced fumble.

According to Scout.com, Robertson was a 4-star prospect out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, prior to committing to Michigan State.

The 19-year-old could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.