MSU football coach Mark Dantonio releases statement regarding team
Amid a media blackout during which no news was released surrounding the MSU football team, head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement Tuesday regarding the state of the team.
On Feb. 9 three football players and a staff member were suspended pending an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.
Head football coach Mark Dantonio released a statement regarding the state of the team to the media, found here: pic.twitter.com/9KEj0CCtgC— State News Sports (@thesnews_sports) February 28, 2017
"Regarding the ongoing investigations taking place within our program, the allegations are something we’re extremely concerned about and taking very seriously," Dantonio said in the statement. "We took immediate action by suspending those involved as soon as we were notified of the situation."
Since the complaint was made, detectives have been interviewing the coaching staff and "other relevant individuals," MSU spokesperson Jason Cody said in a statement.
"I expect all members of the football program to live up to those standards, and I'm doing everything necessary to help throughout this difficult process," Dantonio said. "When the time is appropriate, I will be able to answer questions regarding our program and discuss our team."
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