Mark Dantonio releases statement after Michigan State cleared by NCAA
Michigan State received a letter from the NCAA this week stating that the school did not commit any violations in the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, as well as handling allegations made against football and basketball players.
Thursday, after Michigan State received the letter, head football coach Mark Dantonio released a statement, saying that the NCAA’s ruling is evidence that things are handled properly in the program.
“I have never wavered in my belief that we have done things the right way here at Michigan State,” Dantonio said in the statement. “As I have stated earlier, we’ve always tackled our problems head on and have dealt with issues. We welcome the findings by the thorough NCAA investigation that our program has acted properly with all policies and procedures.”
Michigan State’s football and basketball program came under scrutiny in January, after an ESPN report claimed that several sexual assault allegations involving former football and basketball players we mishandled by Dantonio and head basketball coach Tom Izzo.
Dantonio vehemently denied those accusations in a press conference shortly after the report was made public.
The ruling from the NCAA comes just one day before the Spartans open the 2018 football season against Utah State in East Lansing on Friday night.