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
The Athletic's Brendan F. Quinn broke the news Thursday.
Michigan State has received a letter from the NCAA stating no violations have been found in the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal or in a secondary investigation into football and basketball's handling of allegations against student athletes.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) August 30, 2018
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
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 NCAA has cleared Michigan State, says no ‘substantiated violations’ were found in separate inquiries into MSU’s handling of Larry Nassar and how its men’s basketball and football programs dealt with allegations against athletes.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) August 30, 2018
Here’s the crux of the release from MSU. pic.twitter.com/AjLGIFsacu
The news comes just a day before the Spartans' football team officially open their 2018 regular season tomorrow night, Aug. 31, against Utah State.