But the Michigan State coach said on Tuesday night that he agrees with the school president's assessment that the report was "sensationalized". Of the 65 members of the Faculty Senate at the meeting, 61 voted for the measure. Many have also criticized the lack of faculty input in the decision.
Michigan State University is standing firm on its claim that no university employee believed Larry Nassar had engaged in sexual misconduct before September of 2016.
The faculty and students have been upset with the board for not including them in the discussions for interim leadership. This was a sensationalized package of reporting that contained allegation and insinuations that we are now reviewing. That was two years before Nassar was sacked, but an investigation revealed "no violation of MSU's sexual harassment policy".
"I viewed with great concern a recent ESPN report that gathered considerable national attention in no small part because it showed a promotional graphic of our head football and men's basketball coaches with Larry Nassar".
Tom Izzo is still not addressing specific questions about an ESPN report that alleges his program mishandled a sexual assault allegation against players.
Hours after the report was released, Dantonio spoke to the media at the Breslin Center and adamantly denied the part of the report that said he handled at least one of the cases on his own. "We'll see where it goes from there when I get home and get a chance to read it all and get a chance to talk to him". He said that request has been "a burden that must be lifted".
"We stand by our reporting", ESPN said in a statement Tuesday.
"I said it before, there will be a time that I'll talk", Izzo said.