Michigan State Fires Mel Tucker Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

  • Michigan State University has terminated the employment of head football coach Mel Tucker due to inappropriate conduct. This decision is a significant turn of events for one of the highest-paid coaches in college sports, who had signed a record-breaking 10-year, $95 million contract less than two years ago.
  • The university’s action comes in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation that unveiled sexual harassment allegations against Tucker made by Brenda Tracy. Tracy is a prominent rape survivor and activist who had been hired by Tucker to address his team on matters related to sexual violence and consent.
  • Following the publication of USA TODAY’s investigation, Michigan State’s athletic director, Alan Haller, suspended Tucker without pay while awaiting the completion of the case. One week later, Haller informed Tucker of his intention to terminate his employment, citing that the admitted sexual conduct alone violated Tucker’s contract.
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