EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Former Michigan State football employee Curtis Blackwell has filed a lawsuit claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against three players in 2017.
Coach Mark Dantonio is named as a defendant in the suit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Michigan. Lou Anna Simon and Mark Hollis, the school's president and athletic director when Blackwell was there, are also defendants in the suit, along with two university police detectives. The school had no comment on the suit Tuesday night.
Three Michigan State football players were accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2017. They later pleaded guilty to reduced charges . Blackwell was suspended with pay, and the school ultimately decided not to renew his contract .