News

Actions

Judge dismisses Blackwell's lawsuit against Dantonio, Simon

Curtis blackwell msu.jpeg
Posted at 5:42 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 17:42:56-04

(WXYZ) — A federal judge has dismissed Curtis Blackwell's lawsuit against Lou Anna Simon, Mark Dantonio, and Mark Hollis.

The ruling came in response to objections to a magistrate's recommendation to dismiss the case. Those recommendations came back in March.

Blackwell’s contract with MSU wasn’t renewed in 2017 after he was arrested and suspended following a sexual assault scandal on the football team. Blackwell was never charged with a crime, but an investigation found he violated policy by not immediately reporting what he learned about allegations of sexual abuse and three star players.

Blackwell says he was made a scapegoat for the scandal. Dantonio denies that it played any role in not renewing his contract.

You can read the full ruling below:

Judge dismisses Blackwell&#... by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd