NCAA Clears MSU on Nassar, Football, Basketball Violations
According to multiple reports, Michigan State University has been told it's been cleared by the NCAA of any potential NCAA violations relating to either the Larry Nassar case, nor allegations made against both the football and basketball programs..The NCAA began an investigation in January, and informed the school this week that it had not found any NCAA rule violations related to the way the MSU handled either the situations related to Nassar, nor the football or basketball programs.
Receipt of the letter was followed three days later by the resignation of Athletic Director Mark Hollis.
And another arrest related to the Nassar case; former Michigan State women's gymnastic coach Kathie Klages has been charged with lying to police in the Nassar investigation. Klages, through a lawyer, denies the charges and plans to fight them.
Reacting to the NCAA decision, current MSU Athletic Director Bill Beekman said in a statement:
“In regards to the crimes committed on our campus by Larry Nassar, the NCAA findings do not change a thing. NCAA member organizations have a specific set of rules to which we hold each other accountable. And while we agree with the NCAA that we did not commit a violation, that does not diminish our commitment to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our student athletes."