Michigan State has received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA over the Larry Nassar case.
Late Tuesday night, it was reported that the athletic department is under investigation over its handling of the Larry Nassar situation. The former Michigan State and USA gymnastics doctor has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for possession of child pornography and he is currently on trial for charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Nassar has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, including Michigan State athletes in five sports — gymnastics, volleyball, rowing, softball and track and field — who have given victim-impact statements during the current trial.
“The NCAA has sent a letter of inquiry to Michigan State University regarding potential NCAA rules violations related to the assaults Larry Nassar perpetrated against girls and young women, including some student-athletes at Michigan State. We will have no further comment at this time,” the NCAA said in a statement.
Last year, Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages retired after her alleged involvement in dismissing allegations against Nassar.
The Nassar trial will resume on Wednesday morning.