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Mel Tucker responds to termination, calling MSU’s actions a “miscarriage of justice”

Associated Press
Associated Press
Mel Tucker, former Michigan State University football head coach.

Michigan State University’s embattled football coach Mel Tucker is accusing the school of violating its own rules by moving to terminate him before its investigation is complete.

In a statement, Tucker called MSU’s decision to terminate his contract a “miscarriage of justice”. The school announced its decision Monday in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy.

Tucker claims he had a “consensual, private relationship” with Tracy that is outside of the school’s purview. He says the school is violating its guidelines by pushing for his dismissal weeks before the official investigation comes to a conclusion.

He also says he notified MSU about possible leaks in the investigation and argues officials ignored his concerns about confidentiality. The school recently hired a law firm to look into potential leaks.

Tucker and Tracy are scheduled to appear at a hearing in October.

I’m Arjun Thakkar.