Perry takes plea on resisting, other charges dropped
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Grant Perry’s legal issues, which have followed him since last fall, finally seem to be reaching a conclusion. The sophomore wide receiver pled guilty on Wednesday to one count of resisting a police officer, in an agreement with prosecutors that saw charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and under aged drinking dropped.

The case stemmed from an Oct. 15 incident at Lou & Harry's Bar/Grill in East Lansing, in which Perry admitted to cutting in line and attempting to “wriggle away” from police officers upon request for identification.

Perry was also accused of fondling a 21-year old woman after a dispute over cutting in line, a claim that he denies, and for which charges were dropped.

Perry took the plea under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which will allow the case to be sealed and dismissed from his record when he turns 24, provided he complete sentencing and maintain a clean record. Sentencing for the case has been set for Aug. 2.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh informed reporters last week at the Ann Arbor Aerial Assault camp that Perry had been allowed to resume team activities, but could still be held off the field pending the outcome of the legal case. He was one of several Michigan players that helped to run the Wolverines’ on-campus camps.

In two seasons, Perry had made 27 receptions for 311 yards and two touchdowns.


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