Michigan State University officials on Monday delivered a notice of termination to the school’s head football coach Mel Tucker after a prominent rape survivor and activist recently accused him of sexual harassment during a phone call.
Tucker, 51, who signed a $95 million decade-long contract extension less than two years ago, made headlines last week after allegations against him became public in a USA Today report. In that report, Brenda Tracy — a rape survivor who educates athletes about sexual violence — said the football coach sexually harassed her during a phone call on April 28, 2022.
After the report was published, Michigan State officials suspended Tucker without pay on September 10, pending the results of a Title IX investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct.
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