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Three MSU student-athletes face allegations of sexual assault

Posted at 7:15 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 11:24:59-05

Michigan State University Police is investigating allegations of sexual assault against three MSU student-athletes connected to the football program. The university is conducting a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault allegations.

The three student-athletes under investigation have been suspended from team activities, and removed from on-campus housing pending the conclusion of the investigations.

One staff member associated with the football program has also been suspended until the investigation is finished.

Detectives are interviewing members of the coaching staff and other "relevant individuals" regarding the way they responded since the complaint was made in late January.

The university says they are retaining an external law firm to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the football program staff members' compliance with the university policy.

We will be tracking this story for you and will have updates as they become available.

Click here to read the full statement from MSU.