East Lansing continues to burn. Thursday afternoon—during the 5 p.m. ET rush hour, to be exact—the school announced the indefinite suspension of three unnamed players and a staffer pending a sexual assault investigation.
From the official release:
“Michigan State University Police is investigating allegations of sexual assault against three MSU student-athletes. The police department has been in communication with the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, and upon concluding the investigations will forward its reports for review for possible criminal charges.
The university also is conducting a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault allegations. Title IX consultant Rebecca Veidlinger has been retained to conduct this investigation, which will address whether MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct policy was violated. She will report her findings to the Office of Institutional Equity.
The three student-athletes under investigation have been suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing pending the conclusion of the police and Title IX investigations.
One staff member associated with the football program has been suspended by the Athletics Department pending the completion of that investigation.
Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.