CMU player faces new felony charges - WNEM TV 5

CMU player faces new felony charges

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ISABELLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A former Central Michigan University football player is facing a new list of accusations, three of which are felonies.

"I think it's a shame that people can't feel safe in their neighborhood," Michelle Schlorff said.

The accusations against Brandon Greer all stem from alleged incidents in Mount Pleasant, from June 26 to July 10. The Isabella County prosecutor said Greer tried to accost numerous women during that time.

Schlorff said she is disappointed in Greer’s alleged actions.

"These football players are people that kids look up to. And they can't idolize somebody that is doing this kind of stuff," Schlorff said.

TV5 tried to get in contact with the prosecutor, Rita Hunt-Scully, but her staff said she would not be making comments on the case.

"I don't know where he went wrong. And why he would do such a thing, so to me that's a tragedy for him," Schlorff said.

Resident Michael Biedenbender said he feels bad for the former Chippewa athlete.  Last week two charges against Greer were dismissed by an Isabella County judge.

On Tuesday, more charges were filed by the prosecution. Currently, Greer is in jail awaiting trial.

Biedenbender, who has a wife and daughter, still feels comfortable in the area.

"I'm not going to change my history, you know how we react in this neighborhood. It's always been a safe neighborhood. This can happen any place in America," Biedenbender said.

CMU immediately dismissed Greer from its football program, which is a lesson that Schlorff thinks all young athletes should learn from.

"Any college student that is involved in college athletics should never ever be in trouble with the law. If you're in trouble with the law you're off the team," Schlorff said.

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