Magic Johnson calls for firing of anyone who was “aware of sexual assault” occurences at Michigan State

NCAA Basketball: Final Four-Michigan State vs Duke
Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans former player Magic Johnson in attendance before the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship semi-final game against the Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State is in hot water as many women have alleged that they were sexually assaulted on campus and authorities at the university were aware but did nothing to punish the perpetrators. The scandal was revealed as part of investigations involving Team USA Gymnastics and head trainer Larry Nassar who was recently given a life sentence for his assault of hundreds of athletes.

Magic Johnson, arguably the most famous alumni of Michigan State, is using his platform to speak out against the events that have happened at his alma mater. The Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations took to Twitter to denounce the actions of the alleged sexual assaulters and to call for changes to be made at the university.

Tom Izzo, the longtime head coach of the Spartans’ men’s basketball team, is among several people accused of standing pat despite knowing of sexual crimes committed by his players, namely Keith Appling and Adreian Payne.

Johnson has been an influential figure at MSU long after moving on from the university to pursue his Hall of Fame NBA career. His words on the matter are sure to put even more pressure on the Michigan State President and Board of Trustees to make full scale changes.

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