Suspended staffer Curtis Blackwell out at Michigan State
Curtis Blackwell is out at Michigan State.
The suspended MSU recruiting director was on a month-to-month contract, which the university elected not to renew. Blackwell, who was the program’s director of college advancement and performance, was at MSU for four years.
“Coach [Mark] Dantonio has decided not to renew Blackwell’s contract, which expires May 31,” university spokesman Jason Cody said Tuesday morning via ESPN.
That news came after the university suspended Blackwell with pay on Feb. 9 because of “serious allegations regarding his conduct.” While the university announced that three players and an assistant coach were suspended because of a sexual assault investigation, MSU did not confirm that Blackwell was the coach involved.
The ongoing investigation, which is still being reviewed by the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, coincided with Blackwell’s suspension. The alleged incident involving the three MSU players and staffer occurred on Jan. 16.
Blackwell was a fixture in the Midwest before arriving in East Lansing as the co-founder of Sound Mind Sound Body football camps. He arrived at MSU in 2013 and was an integral part of the program’s recruiting efforts the last four years.