Update: Michigan State Reportedly Fires Mel Tucker Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

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Mel Tucker is out at Michigan State.

On Saturday night, USA Today dropped a bombshell report revealing that Tucker had been the subject of a sexual harassment investigation by the university.

According to the USA Today, Tucker brought in a rape survivor Brenda Tracy to speak to his team about the culture of sexual violence in sports.

Tracy claims Tucker got inappropriate with her during a phone call in April of 2022 which led her to file a complaint.

Via the USA Today

Over eight months, they developed a professional relationship centered on her advocacy work. Tucker invited Tracy to campus three times – twice to speak to his players and staff and once to be recognized as an honorary captain at the team’s spring football game.

But their relationship was upended during a phone call on April 28, 2022, Tracy says in a complaint she filed with the university’s Title IX office in December that remains under investigation.

According to her complaint, Tracy sat frozen for several minutes while Tucker made sexual comments about her and masturbated. His violation, she said, reopened 25-year-old wounds from her rape by four men – two Oregon State University football players, a junior college player and a high school recruit.

“The idea that someone could know me and say they understand my trauma but then re-inflict that trauma on me is so disgusting to me, it’s hard for me to even wrap my mind around it,” she told USA TODAY. “It’s like he sought me out just to betray me.”

Tucker has claimed that his relationship with Tracy was “consensual” while speaking with school investigators.

“Ms. Tracy’s distortion of our mutually consensual and intimate relationship into allegations of sexual exploitation has really affected me,” Tucker wrote in a March 22 letter to the investigator. “I am not proud of my judgment and I am having difficulty forgiving myself for getting into this situation, but I did not engage in misconduct by any definition.”

On Sunday, Brett McMurphy reported MSU was firing Tucker after the report was released.

According to McMurphy MSU will wait until the Tucker’s investigation is over but will look to fire him with cause.

Update: Michigan State AD says Tucker has suspended until the investigation is complete.

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