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Bacon: Scandals show MSU football’s success may have weakened “filter on character”

Matt Radick
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio

Problems keep piling up for Michigan State University.

The sports doctor Larry Nassar, sitting in jail on federal and state criminal sexual assault charges, accused of assaulting the gymnasts who turned to him for care. The woman's gymnastics coach who retired after it became known she vigorously supported Nassar, even in the face of athletes' complaints.

And, two separate allegations of sexual assault against Spartan football players since January.

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon joined Stateside to break down the latest news and what has led to these scandals in East Lansing.

Listen to the full interview above to hear why Bacon feels the football team's success could be partially to blame for what has happened, and why MSU athletic director Mark Hollis deserves credit for the way he responded to the situation. 

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