Former Michigan State wide receiver Donnie Corley will attend school this fall but not play football.
Corley, one of three Spartans kicked off the team and facing criminal sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident on campus in January, will attend Wayne County Community College, his lawyer, John Shea, confirmed.
Wayne County Community College does not have a football team. Shea declined to say whether Corley attempted to enroll at a school with a football program.
Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance – all members of Michigan State’s 2016 signing class – are facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, in East Lansing. King is also facing a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, which is punishable by up to life in prison, plus a charge of capturing or distributing an image of an unclothed person. A preliminary exam is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 in 54-B District Court.
Corley, King and Vance were all kicked off football team on June 6, just minutes after charges were announced. They were also dismissed from school as the result of a Title IX investigation.
Additionally, Auston Robertson, also a member of Michigan State’s 2016 signing class, is facing two charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges related to a separate alleged incident in April and is scheduled to go to trial. He was dismissed from the team in April, the same day charges were announced. A judge allowed Robertson to enroll at Garden City Community College in Kansas this fall and play football.
A former four-star recruit from Detroit Martin Luther King High School, Corley played both receiver and cornerback for Michigan State as a true freshman last season. He had 33 receptions for 453 yards and three touchdowns and would have been the Spartans’ top returning receiver.