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Judge recommends dismissing suit against former MSU coach

Dantonio says MSU ‘extremely concerned’ about allegations
Posted at 1:51 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 11:11:20-04

BY NOAH TRISTER, DETROIT — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed.

Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November 2018 claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the school addressed sexual assault allegations against three players in 2017.

Dantonio, Hollis and Simon were named as defendants in the suit.

Magistrate Judge Sally J. Berens said in a court filing that the case against Dantonio, Hollis and Simon appears to have been prosecuted for an improper purpose.