Report: NCAA Pres. Emmert Was Aware Of MSU Sexual Assault Reports In 2010



Michigan State University is currently under fire for it's handling of sexual assault cases on its campus and in the athletic department following the trial of former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Fallout from MSU’s mishandling of the allegations against Nassar have had a sweeping effect on those involved in the case, including MSU’s President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis.

The NCAA previously announced that it will open an investigation into Michigan State’s athletic department following reports of a toxic culture of sexual violence within the organization. According to an article by Nichole Auerbach, however, NCAA president Mark Emmert was alerted to as many as 37 cases of sexual violence involving the MSU athletic department back in 2010:

NCAA president Mark Emmert was specifically alerted in November 2010 — six months after he was hired as the organization's president — to 37 reports involving Michigan State athletes sexually assaulting women.

Mark Emmert has not commented on the report.