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MSU athletic trainer charged with domestic abuse and attempted sexual assault

August 15, 2019
<p>Beaumont Tower photographed on May 15, 2019.</p>

Beaumont Tower photographed on May 15, 2019.

Photo by Matt Zubik | The State News

Michigan State football athletic trainer David Jager is accused of attempted sexual assault, domestic violence and lying to a police officer, court records show.

Jager is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at Spartan Stadium in August 2015 and lying about it, which are both misdemeanor charges, according to East Lansing 54-B District Court records.

He has worked at the university as an athletic trainer since 2013 with the football and tennis teams.

MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said on Thursday evening that Jager is still employed by the university, but has been on paid administrative leave since March 2018, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Jager also faces felony charges and up to 10 years in prison for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a different woman, according to Lansing 54-A District Court records.

Although Jager was one of 11 people the Attorney's General office named in a December report as having failed to report their knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse before it became public, his criminal charges are unrelated.

Jager is scheduled for a pretrial conference in 54-B District Court on Aug. 28 with a final conference on Sept. 9. A court appearance has not yet been scheduled in Lansing.

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