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Jury selection for Mitch Lyons Trial

Posted: 10:41 AM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 14:41:41Z

Jury selection begins Friday for the trial of Michigan State University Trustee Mitch Lyons.

Lyons, rejected a plead deal with the Jackson County Prosecutor's office in March.

Lyons is facing charges in an incident that happened in Jackson on December 18th.

He is accused of assaulting a referee during a basketball tournament where he was coaching.

Lyons has called the situation a misunderstanding and says he is innocent.