Todd Heywood of the Lansing City Pulse was interviewed on the Huge Show today and didn't paint a pretty picture.
I know that Huge can be annoying, but he is the only media on the west side of the state that I know of that has tried to ask questions about the practices of the MSU basketball and football teams...and he has done so against a fierce Spartan Nation backlash.
Some of the more interesting tidbits:
-It took less than 5 days from the Payne Appling gang rape allegation to determine that they wouldn't move forward. Police got the warrant on August 30th, conducted the warrant on August 31st, interviewed Payne on September 1st (link to Payne interview), Appling Declined to be interviewed, and the MSU police decided to move forward, but on September 2nd prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III declined to bring charges. Supposedly it normally takes a month plus to go through this process.
-The MSU police destroyed evidence collected after this determination had been made. Evidence destroyed included condoms that had DNA from the victim and of two men.
-Lots of crimes not known to the public, not in regard to sexual assault, but other crimes, especially against football players since 2008.
-Says no evidence of Izzo doing anything wrong in this Payne-Appling gang rape allegation, but he was fully aware and partially involved in the quick process that didn't follow university protocol.
-MSU has a track record of not releasing info and continues to do so....on internal studies and whether or not Title IX was contacted as required by law in various cases.
There are a lot of interesting pieces here.