UPDATE: Fourth MSU football player investigated for sexual assault

UPDATE: MSU football coach Mark Dantonio says he has suspended a player who is being investigated by police for sexual assault.

In a statement released by the university, Dantonio said the player was suspended “immediately…from all team activities” as soon as team officials were told of the case on Sunday.

“We will continue to educate and enforce high standards for the program,” he said in the same statement. “I expect all of our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of Michigan State University.”

Dantonio said it wouldn’t be “appropriate” to make any further comments because of the ongoing investigation.

That player was immediately suspended on Sunday from all team activities as soon as we were notified of the situation.


MERIDIAN TWP., Mich (WLNS) – A fourth Michigan State University football player is now being investigated for an alleged sexual assault.

The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office tells 6 News that the case is being investigated by the Meridian Township Police.

There has been no comment from the police beyond confirming that the report was taken Sunday, April 9.

The story was first reported by the Lansing City Pulse.

Even as this latest development unfolds, the Ingham County Prosecutor is considering issuing criminal sexual conduct charges against three Spartan players for an alleged sexual assault from February.

Yesterday MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio confirmed that several players have been suspended from the team after the annual Green and White game that caps off spring football practices.

He would not elaborate on those suspensions.

In addition to the players, MSU football recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell was suspended on February 9.

No details have been released as to why Blackwell was suspended.

He continues to be paid while he is suspended.

This story will be updated online and on 6 News.

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