The nightmare in East Lansing continues.
According to a bombshell of a report from ESPN’s Outside The Lines, the problems at Michigan State went well beyond the Larry Nassar situation, with the football and basketball programs reportedly part of the pattern of covering up of alleged sexual assault cases, too.
“Since (Mark) Dantonio’s tenure began in 2007, at least 16 MSU football players have been accused of sexual assault or violence against women, according to interviews and public records obtained by Outside the Lines. Even more, Dantonio was said to be involved in handling the discipline in at least one of the cases several years ago.”
Michigan State athletic director Mark Holds resigned on Friday, President Lou Ann Simon stepped down on Wednesday, and now, the entire athletic department and the two massively successful sports – football and basketball – appears to be ready to undergo big changes.
There’s a Board of Trustees meeting happening late Friday to figure out how to proceed.