MSU’s Dantonio defends himself in brief statement

Posted at 9:29 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 21:29:33-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he’s always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations.

After an ESPN report detailed various allegations involving Michigan State football and basketball players, Dantonio addressed reporters briefly Friday night.

“I’m here tonight to say that any accusations of my handling of any complaints of sexual assault individually are completely false,” Dantonio said. “Every incident reported in that article was documented by either police or the Michigan State Title IX office. I’ve always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with the cases of sexual assault.”

Dantonio was asked about rumors that he was planning to resign. He said that is “absolutely false.”