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Lawyer: MSU athletic trainer Jager "will not be entering a plea deal"

Posted at 6:54 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 20:06:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State athletic trainer charged with attempted sexual assault was in court Wednesday morning for his preliminary hearing.

David Jager is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at Spartan Stadium in August of 2015 and lying about it.

Jager is also charged with attempting to sexually assault a different woman after a night at Tequila Cowboy Bar in Lansing back in February of 2016.

Attorney General Dana Nessel also named Jager as one of 11 people who had knowledge of Nassar's abuse.

Wednesday morning Fox 47 talked with Jager's lawyer, Mary Chartier. She said her client will not be entering a plea deal.

"Just like this charge Mr. Jager will be fighting this out in court. He'll be taking it to trial. It was from 2016. It was a consensual encounter and he's guilty of no crime," said Chartier.

According to court records, Jager's jury selection for the domestic violence and lying charges are scheduled for September tenth.

Jager has worked at MSU since 2013 and the university has confirmed he still is employed but has been on administrative leave since March of 2018.

He has a probable cause conference for his felony charge this Friday.

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