Grant Perry Pleads Guilty to Felony Resisting Arrest - Assault Charges Dropped

Submitted by EastCoast on June 28th, 2017 at 10:53 AM

[I took out my commentary because I'm not going to pretend to know how Harbaugh will handle this situation.]

h/t Ace Anbender


Just in: UM football player Grant Perry pleads to felony; sex assault charges dropped

— Chris Haxel (@ChrisHaxel) June 28, 2017


EDIT: According to the article, he might be put into a diversion program which would set aside the conviction if he follows the rules.



June 28th, 2017 at 10:59 AM ^

Yeesh, this has to mean he's gone from the team, right? A felony conviction, even with the chance that it gets wiped clean later, is not a good thing. I am not saying I hope he's gone, it just seems to me that this must be the end for him as a player. 


June 28th, 2017 at 11:03 AM ^

Wow. Well, they could catch some heat for this. I am IN NO WAY comparing Perry to A. Robertson as a person, nor were their two crimes very similar at all. However, Dantonio is seeing the consequences of "second chances" right now, and if Perry doesn't stay 100% squeaky clean, it'll come back on Harbaugh et al. 


June 28th, 2017 at 11:18 AM ^

It is a tough call, and honestly, I have no idea what the "right" thing to do here is. I think Harbaugh has shown he won't follow the Dantonio "prison to the practice field" model with his past actions, so I think he also earns the right to make the decision here without too much blowback. But it is a tough one. 


June 28th, 2017 at 7:05 PM ^

what the right thing to do is. A felony conviction is pretty bad. Even though it's for resisting, most average Joes's would do serious time for this. I hope this young man gets his life together and chooses the right path. If they throw him off the team, for something like this , will he be able to stay in school.?


June 28th, 2017 at 9:38 PM ^

I can't remember if this is his first offense or not, but no I do not agree.  Most average Joe first time offenders would not do serious time for this.  Not pretending what he did isn't serious, but also not blowing it beyond what it is.


June 29th, 2017 at 12:03 AM ^

I agree that most average Joes would not do serious time as a first-time offender, but I will say that most average Joes wouldn't be presented with the opportunity to completely wipe this off their record.

My friend got a DUI (1st offense) when he was 20 years old, and that has been the only time in his life he has ever come remotely close to breaking the law. He is 31 years old now and each time he has to switch jobs/move, he has to not only disclose the 11 year old offense he made as a kid, but also pay for multiple background checks and usually additional hearings/interviews. He'll go through all that and still get rejected about 30-40% of the time even though he is more than qualified for the job (doctorate-level degree).


June 28th, 2017 at 11:40 AM ^

Who cares?  As an alum, I want the program to do the right thing.  If keeping Grant Perry catches flak so be it, but I don't mind giving second chances for something like this.  

If it was more serious, I would be entirely supportive of kicking him off the team.  It's not about talent, and it's not like Grant Perry is essential to the depth of the WR corps (far from it).

I'm hoping Grant Perry learns from his mistake, and once he graduates, I will proud to count him among our alums.

Khaleke The Freak

June 28th, 2017 at 8:15 PM ^

He gets heat for pretty much anything, hell he even got grief for taking his shirt off in Alabama during a summer camp...he suspended Perry for 6 months immediately, made him work his way back on the team and will most likely suspend him again for a few games. Shame on Coach... /s


June 28th, 2017 at 3:15 PM ^

HYTA sets aside the criminal charges and the judge determines a term of probation and community service. Upon completion of the HYTA probation terms, the suspended criminal charges are then permanently dismissed by the Court and Grant will not have a criminal conviction record or appear in any court records as having been charged.

MGJS SuperKick Party

June 28th, 2017 at 11:43 AM ^

Where you sit depends on where you stand... I find it kinda funny that you say it is the wrong move and are getting downvoted, but if you were to say letting someone play for another team with a similar charge, you'd get downvoted for not being strict enough...

But, I don't know the whole story, so I don't know what the right or wrong answer is.


June 28th, 2017 at 1:48 PM ^

Exactly. No need to read the comments any farther and speculate. They new this was what he was pleading to and have allready let him back to the team. I personally think his charge is way over the top and should be a misdemeanor. He did not fight or assault and probably didn't run to far as there is no way in hell they were going to catch a wr, maybe a lineman. Some slob fell and hurt himself are you kidding me. To me as a cop chasing people would be the funnest part of course I am not scared and would use my vehicle for most pursuits.LOL. I think Pery will get a second chance on the team and even though I know nothing about him, I never thought this was a big deal but I hope he stays away from the partying and the clubs. Hope he sees his errors and it scared him enough and he can just be a good dude and football player.


June 28th, 2017 at 7:32 PM ^

I think harbaugh is a man of second chances.  He's no pushover but I wouldn't count him as kicked off the team based solely on this conviction. Maybe Harbaugh goes that far but it will depend on a lot of inside info we don't hear, and how Perry handles himself in response.  


I could be wrong of course. But I suspect there is some circumstance under which JH lets him redeem himself.  Teachable moment and all that.


June 28th, 2017 at 11:00 AM ^

Resisting arrest is serious, but I don't think it warrants kicking a player off a team.  People make much more serious mistakes and get second chances.  I don't see why Grant Perry shouldn't get one.  


June 28th, 2017 at 11:10 AM ^

I disagree. Kicking him off the team would have lasting implications over the rest of his life, potentially costing him a job in any football related postion. Harbaugh got a second chance with his DUI, which in my opinion is worse than resisting arrest and look at where he ended up. If anyone should be willing to give second chances, it's coach harbaugh


June 28th, 2017 at 11:43 AM ^

I've seen people get killed by drunk drivers and I've seen someone that was 20 and in the military get hit with one because they blew a .02. I've also seen people plead to DUI who weren't (like a diabetic in ketosis) who couldn't risk trial in a court that punishes harshly.

It's not fair to categorize all those convictions as being worse than resisting. The facts underlying those charges can vary significantly too.