"First of all, my son said there were absolutely no ski masks," Dell['s father] said. "There wasn’t a big fight like people are trying to make it out to be. If 15 players had conspired to go to this party and jump on some people, it would have been chaos." [ . . . ]
"Coach Dantonio called us Tuesday to warn us that he was going to suspend Mark," Dell Sr. said. "He believed Mark wasn’t fighting but they still had to come up with swift suspensions based upon what had happened before with Winston."
— Inside the MSU fight: It all started over a woman, player's dad says | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
The Free Press interviews family members, who, unsurprisingly, have a more sympathetic take on the situation. If what they say is true, then this incident was clearly not as serious as what has previously been reported. But, these are obviously not unbiased interviewees. I suppose we'll all have to be patient here, which sucks, because I'm sick and tired of reading about the incident -- and, more importantly, having it cast a very dark shadow over my university and my favorite football team.
For two interesting (and rather sympathetic) viewpoints on the situation, take a look at the FanPosts by Ken Braun
and the indispensable Spartan Sports Page