Three MSU student-athletes and one staff member part of the MSU football program have been suspended pending a sexual assault investigation, according to a statement from the university.
A statement from MSU spokesperson Jason Cody said the university will also be retaining an external law firm to "conduct a thorough and independent investigation into football program staff members' compliance with university policy in connection with the allegations."
The three student-athletes involved have been suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing, pending the investigations. The university will also be conducting a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault allegations.
"My expectation of all members of the department is full and complete cooperation with all investigations," MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis said in a statement.
Stay with The State News for further updates regarding the sexual assault investigations.