Published: Sat, January 27, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

NCAA warned about MSU back in 2010

NCAA warned about MSU back in 2010

Now, scrutiny is hitting a larger figure in the sports world: the head of the NCAA.

NCAA President Mark Emmert was reportedly alerted to 37 reports involving Michigan State athletes sexually assaulting women. She questioned how the school handled a police report a woman filed accusing two MSU basketball players of sexual assault. Redmond sent that letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert in 2010 with the goal of improving gender violence policy at NCAA institutions.

The agency reported that MSU's grievance procedures failed to comply with the requirements of Title IX, and that "the University's failure to address complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in a prompt and equitable manner caused and may have contributed to a continuation of this sexually hostile environment".

Emmert could not be reached for comment by The Athletic on Friday. "I think Mark Emmert came in with the right tone but quickly realized, 'There's not a lot I can do here'".

"What I really got from the experience with Mark Emmert was, that governing body governs him", Redmond told The Athletic. But the governing board has an bad lot of power.

Larry Nassar, who previously worked at Michigan State and as a team doctor for USA Gymnastics, received a prison sentence of 40-175 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with children under the age of 16. You do kind of get the fox guarding the hen house mentality.

Among the players named in the story are former Spartans basketball players Keith Appling and Adreian Payne.

It only took until January 2018 for the NCAA to now investigate the university for something they supposedly knew about in 2010.

Still, Redmond said she fully supports the NCAA getting involved at Michigan State now and, in particular, probing the welfare and safety of female athletes treated by Nassar.

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