The NCAA has officially sent a decision to Michigan State University clearing them of any violations involving the disgraced athletic trainer Larry Nassar's sexual assault scandal and a secondary investigation involving sexual assault allegations made against student-athletes of the school's football and men's basketball programs. 


The Athletic's Brendan F. Quinn broke the news Thursday.

The NCAA launched its investigation in January regarding allegations made against Nassar when he worked for the university and school officials reported failure to report his crimes. Nassar was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for child pornography and numerous accounts of sexual assault while at MSU and as a trainer for women's Olympic gymnastics.


Shortly following the Nassar news, a secondary investigation was issued by the NCAA in February when ESPN's Outside The Lines reporters Paul Lavigne and Nicole Noren revealed sexual misconduct patterns involving the school's football and men's basketball teams.

The following is a portion of MSU's announcement in regards to the NCAA's letter, which stated no "substantiated violations" were found against the way officials handled both cases.

The news comes just a day before the Spartans' football team officially open their 2018 regular season tomorrow night, Aug. 31, against Utah State.