Statement released on behalf of MSU trustee Mitch Lyons

MSU trustee charged with misdemeanor assault and battery

A Michigan State University trustee and former National Football League player is facing misdemeanor charges for assault and battery.

Court records list the alleged assault as occurring in mid-December.

Lyons, 47, is scheduled for pretrial on January 29 at 1 p.m.

Michigan State Police would not disclose any further information regarding the incident.

He has served as a trustee since 2011 and lives in the Kent County community of Rockford.

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MSU spokesperson Jason Cody did not respond to request for comment at the time of publication.

The following statement was released on behalf of Mitch Lyons by Brian Lennon, his attorney: "The warrant has been cleared and the overall situation is a misunderstanding".

Lyons, 47, is a Republican from the Grand Rapids area in western MI.

Lyons played football at Michigan State from 1988 to 1992.

Lyons also apologized a year ago after he made what some viewed as a controversial remark on Twitter in support of President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban targeting several predominately Muslim nations.

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