The charges stem from alleged incident April 9 in Meridian Township in MI.
The incident reportedly occurred on April 9th, 2017 and is separate from the sexual assault incident that occurred in late January that involved three MSU football players that remain unidentified as well as staff member Curtis Blackwell's suspension and arrest that occurred in late February.
According to Scout.com, Robertson was a 4-star prospect out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, prior to committing to Michigan State. Robertson is a 19-year-old from Ft. It wasn't until March 30 that Robertson signed with Michigan State after Dantonio said the situation had been "evaluated over the last three months while utilizing all resources available to us". That charge was later removed from his record after completing a diversionary program earlier this year. "While there is an ongoing criminal process, we're extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position". The student who said she was sexually assaulted reported what happened, and the university has two investigations ongoing.
The Detroit Free Press reports that "a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge relates to alleged non-consensual sexual penetration with force or coercion, the victim being incapacitated or other factors".
The program at Michigan State has been operating for more than 50 years. None of those football players have been identified and none have been formally charged. We will continue to emphasize and enforce the high standards of integrity, respect and accountability that I have for everyone in this program.
Robertson played in seven games last season as a freshman.
"Our players are representatives not only of themselves and their families, but also Michigan State University, this football program and all of those who support us", Dantonio said in his statement. "I expect all of our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of Michigan State University", Dantonio said then.