September 19, 2023

Michigan State to Fire Coach Mel Tucker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Michigan State University has released a statement that it intends to fire head football coach Mel Tucker.

Tucker's situation comes following recent sexual misconduct allegations against him by activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy.

"I, with the support of administration and board, have provided Mel Tucker with written notice of intent to terminate his contract for cause," Haller said in a statement.

"This notification process is required as part of his existing contract. The notice provides Tucker with seven calendar days to respond and present reasons to me and the interim president as to why he should not be terminated for cause," it added.

"Earlier in September, the university suspended Tucker without pay after USA Today reported he was under investigation for alleged sexual harassment. Michigan State University’s notice provides the coach seven days to provide reasons he should not be terminated," CNN reported.

"The investigation into the coach’s conduct began in December, Haller previously said at a news conference earlier this month," it continued.

The allegations include claims that Tucker made comments about the caller's body, masturbated, and made sexually explicit comments during the phone call with Tracy.

Tucker has argued against the allegations, claiming that the investigation into Tracy's accusations has not been fair.

Tucker, who is also married, claimed that the actions during the phone call were mutual. No police report was filed at the time of the incident.

The high-profile case may not be officially concluded for some time, but the university has already made its decision and plans to remove Tucker from employment as soon as possible.

Don't Wait
We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:
Top Story
Get news from American Digest in your inbox.
By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.