Earlier this month it was revealed that three Michigan State football players had been suspended pending an investigation in to an alleged sexual assault. On Thursday morning the investigation took another turn.
According to a report by MLive.com, arrest warrants were issued for those three players:
The Ingham County Prosecutors’ office announced on Thursday morning that it has received warrant requests from the MSU Police, and anticipates the department will “submit further evidentiary materials later today.”
The release also indicated that the county prosecutors office will then review all the evidence and make a review decision on whether or not to press charges.
All three players remain unnamed until actual charges happen, but all three have been suspended from the team and are not allowed on campus housing until the investigation is complete.
The school has also launched its own Title IX investigation in to the players’ actions and that of the football program in regards to the allegations of sexual assault in this case. Michigan State has gone so far as to hire outside council to conduct the investigation on the football program.
It was alleged that a football staffer was also involved in this alleged sexual assault. Earlier this week we learned that the staffer allegedly involved was Curtis Blackwell. While the school won’t confirm his suspension is for involvement in this incident, he remains the only member of the staff to be suspended at this time.
It isn’t hard to put two and two together in that case.
With the MSU police forwarding arrest warrants, it is likely only a matter of time before the prosecutors office bring formal charges and we know exactly who the players are in this incident.
At least everyone involved is being kept away from public speculation until the investigation is complete — both the victim and those alleged to have committed the act.