Media Statement: Charges announced in sexual assault case, June 6, 2017

“The criminal sexual conduct charges brought today by the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office against Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance are deeply disturbing. Sexual violence is abhorrent, and our thoughts are with the young woman and her family at this difficult time. As Coach Dantonio made clear today, regardless of the criminal process, the three individuals are no longer part of the football program.

As the criminal case continues, we have to be respectful of the process. And while a Title IX investigation has been completed, due to federal privacy laws the university is unable to comment on the details of that investigation. Those restrictions aside, MSU has strong policies in place and a longstanding commitment to do all we can to prevent sexual assault, to encourage speedy reporting when it does occur and to support victims.

Separate from the criminal and Title IX investigations, the university also retained an external law firm, Jones Day, to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into football program staff members’ compliance with university policy in connection with the allegations. A report on that investigation can be found at

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the MSU Police Department, whose diligent work for the past several months directly led to today’s charges.”

--Jason Cody, MSU spokesperson