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MSU athletic trainer's sexual assault case dismissed

October 11, 2019
Beaumont Tower on Aug. 23, 2019.
Beaumont Tower on Aug. 23, 2019. —
Photo by Annie Barker | The State News

Judge Cynthia Ward dismissed sexual assault charges for former Michigan State athletic trainer David Jager in Lansing 54-A court on Oct. 11.

The charges could have brought a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Jager is still employed by MSU and is on paid administrative leave since March 2018. Although Jager was one of 11 people the Attorney's General office named in a December 2018 report for failing to report their knowledge of ex-MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar's abuse before it became public, his criminal charges are unrelated.

Jager's legal trouble in East Lansing remains.

Jager's next appearance in the 54-B District Court is tentatively scheduled for late November. The charges center around Jager's alleged assault of his then-girlfriend in August 2015.

"There is a PR bond, so there will be no funds that are returned to Mr. Jager," said Mary Chartier, Jager's attorney.

A PR bond, or personal recognizance bond, permits Jager's release without any further monetary deposits from him.

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