'Every Corner' Of MSU Will Be Investigated Following Larry Nassar Sentencing
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 29, 2018,
Jan 29, 2018, 23:43
He also says Michigan State attorneys should stop fighting lawsuits filed by the victims and should instead move to settle them. The ESPN article also claims that other incidents have occurred during the tenures of MSU's prominent coaches, Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo.
Legendary basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson on Monday joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the dismissal of Michigan State University officials who knew anything about the decades-long scandal when Larry Nassar assaulted more than 20 women.
"I know there are efforts afoot at the state capital in the governor's office and in the legislature to remove trustees and frankly so many women were in danger because no one was looking out for them".
"I'm not going anywhere, in my mind", Izzo said.
Schuette has named an independent special prosecutor, retired Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth.
Many of them, describing both the sexual and emotional abuse they've suffered at the hands of the former doctor. When we find out about the problems, it has come from the police or the university authorities. In a letter, the board said that only a review by Schuette's office would provide transparency in answering "the questions in a way that the victims, their families, and the public will deem satisfactory and that will help all those affected by Nassar's awful crimes to heal".
The House committee's letter to USA Gymnastics says the Nassar allegations "raise serious concerns about your organization's ability to oversee your sport and protect your athletes from abuse and mistreatment".
The comments from two top MI officials came days after Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young female athletes and amid growing public pressure to know what school officials knew and how they acted on abuse claims.
- The Larry Nassar fallout is now stretching further into Michigan State and into its athletics programs.
"May the horror expressed in this courtroom over the last seven days be motivation for anyone and everyone, no matter the context, to take responsibility if they have failed in protecting a child", said Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual abuse, shortly before his sentencing Wednesday.
In February 2016, the attorney general told reporters at a Lansing press conference that prosecuting Nassar was the sole focus of his investigation, adding that any probe into what MSU staff may have known was the responsibility of the university's attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald.
Just this year, the Michigan State Football off-season saw two separate investigations into a handful of players who were ultimately kicked out of school, but a detailed report from ESPN Outside The Lines revealed that this case was just one of many.
The former doctor for USA Gymnastics has been at the center of an extended sentencing hearing in a MI courtroom after he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault. Any suggestion that it engaged in a coverup is "simply false", a school statement asserted last week.