The NCAA sees no need for further investigation of possible violations of the organization's rules regarding sexual assault in Michigan State, the university said on Thursday.
The state of Michigan claimed to have received a letter from the NCAA executor In a review of how the school responded to sexual assault by former university physician Larry Nassar or how the school treated separate allegations against members of the football and basketball program, no NCAA violations were detected.
"We welcome closure regarding the NCAA request," said Sports Director Bill Beekman in a statement on Thursday morning. "MSU has collaborated with the investigation over the past few months, providing all requested documentation and access to key personnel."
Former Women's Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages Accused of Lying Investigators in Sexual Assault Scandal Larry Nassar
The NCAA contacted Michigan State on January 23 during the public sentencing of Nassar, which resulted in 175 years of imprisonment in one State prison was convicted of using his authority as a doctor to sexually abuse his patients. Several former MSU athletes and others said during these hearings that they told other authority figures on the campus of Nassar's abuse, but their complaints were not taken seriously. Thursday's announcement came hours after former gymnastics trainer Kathie Klages was charged on two charges to police complaints she received about Nassar. Former youth gymnast Larissa Boyce said she told Klages about Nassar's abuse in 1997, and Klages discouraged her from reporting it to anyone.
Beekman said in his statement that "the NCAA findings do not change anything" crime, the Nassar on the Michigan State campus and the school's commitment to improving the health, safety and well-being of athletes at the school has committed.
The statement from Michigan State told the NCAA's second investigation on how it treats student-athlete behavioral issues came from an outside The Lines report in January that the school is a "pattern of denial, inaction and information suppression" in the treatment of allegations on sexual misconduct and violence against women at school.
Beekman said on Thursday in the NCAA's letter external confirmation of how football coach Mark Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo manage their programs
"Mark and Tom represent the athletic d Epington and Michigan State University with integrity," said Beekman.