Magic Johnson demands accountability at Michigan State
NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says anyone at Michigan State who was aware of sexual assault and didn’t say or do anything should be fired.
Johnson, who led the Spartans to an NCAA title in 1979, also says on Twitter that he loves Michigan State and wants to be part of the solution.
President Lou Anna Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis stepped down last week after campus sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes. Basketball coach Tom Izzo and football coach Mark Dantonio also face questions about their programs following an ESPN report detailing various allegations.
Several tweets appeared on Johnson’s account Monday. One said : “If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus from the office of the President, Board of Trustees, athletic department, faculty & campus police, and didn’t say or do anything about it, they should be fired.”
Cookie and I stand in support of the victims and their families as they embark on the road to recovery; and I support the movement to hold everyone involved accountable.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 29, 2018
Michigan AG seeks university emails, texts in Nassar review
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants Michigan State University to turn over all emails and text messages related to disgraced campus sports doctor Larry Nassar that were sent to or by 20 current and former school officials.
In a letter to the university released Monday, Schuette asked for the communications of administrators and others, including President Lou Anna Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis. Simon and Hollis both resigned last week after Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes.
Schuette is investigating Michigan State’s handling of complaints against Nassar.
Schuette is also seeking emails and texts for the university’s governing board, its acting president, athletic doctors and trainers.
He’s also asking for records from an internal review that the university hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct.