Suspensions will soon be levied agains three Michigan State football players.
Privacy laws have kept the players from being identified throughout an entire Title IX investigation into an alleged on-campus sexual assault. According to mlive.com who spoke with the attorney of the victim in the assault, the players violated school policy.
With the investigation now complete, the findings will now be brought to the school board for a ruling. Penalties for the violations can range anywhere form a warning, to expulsion for the accused.
Mary Chartier, an attorney representing one of the players indicated in the investigation said on Tuesday that they intend to appeal whatever decision is made.
“I think that there are extreme flaws in how the university conducts its investigatory proceedings, and at this time my client does intend to appeal the decision,” Chartier said.
There is also a criminal investigation underway, though that is separate from the Title IX investigation conducted by the school. The Ingham County Prosecutor has been handling the criminal investigation separately since March.
The school is also under investigation for the way it handled the assault once it was brought to their attention.