Ex-Michigan State assistant basketball coach: 'I never physically assaulted a woman'

Jan 31, 2018, 04:33
Ex-Michigan State assistant basketball coach: 'I never physically assaulted a woman'

Michigan State University is under multiple investigations for its handling of sexual assault complaints, and the Board of Trustees says it will cooperate with all of them.

And Hollis' announcement came hours before ESPN's "Outside the Lines" published an extensive report alleging widespread inaction and information suppression surrounding accusations of sexual assault at the school.

Stay with The State News for updates.

Two state House committees have opened investigations into MSU.

Walton apologizes for the negative attention the story has brought to Michigan State, the Clippers, his family and friends.

Ex-Michigan State assistant basketball coach: 'I never physically assaulted a woman'

ESPN reported that charge stemmed from an incident in an East Lansing bar, where a woman claimed Walton struck her twice in the face during a dispute.

However, Johnson sounded a more ominous tone his initial tweet, writing in part: "If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus ... and didn't say or do anything about it, they should be fired".

"While conversing with her, and without notice or provocation, she threw a drink at me, and I subsequently left the establishment", he said.

Izzo and Dantonio, the Spartans' basketball and football coaches, spoke to reporters about their scrutinized programs last Friday in front of a green backdrop adorned with "Michigan State" and the school's logo in white. Both earned their undergraduate degrees at Michigan State.

The Los Angeles Clippers, who employ him as an assistant coach with their minor league team, put Walton on administrative leave last week. "My encounters with this woman were more than just one single occasion, and my actions with her were always consensual".

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