Dantonio says he wants to be part of solution at Michigan St

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says he wants to be “a part of the solution” as both the school and his football program face ongoing questions about how sexual assault allegations have been handled.

Dantonio spoke at the start of spring practice Tuesday, saying he hopes the community and university are healing. The campus has been rocked by the scandal involving disgraced doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison after sexually abusing dozens of women and teenage girls. The school’s president and athletic director resigned last month.

In addition to the Nassar-related fallout , Michigan State also faces questions about its football and basketball programs following an ESPN report last month detailing various allegations that the school handled sexual assault and gender discrimination cases improperly. Dantonio defended himself after the report, saying he’s always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with sexual assault cases.

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