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Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media today for the first time since three unidentified players and a staff member were suspended as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Mark Dantonio speaks for first time since sexual assault investigation: ‘This is serious. Extremely serious’” Land of 10
Michigan State has conducted its spring football practice in the dark amid a sexual assault investigation into three unnamed players. Mark Dantonio publicly broke that silence for the first time on Tuesday. But the Spartans head coach wouldn’t talk about the investigation or other player suspensions. He also wouldn’t talk about football because compared to the investigation, it “would be trivial.”

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In his first comments since National Signing Day in early February, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio today said that “this is not business as usual” as the program deals with off-field issues. This is the first time Dantonio has spoken to the media since three unidentified players and a staff member were suspended as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.

Mark Dantonio breaks silence, speaks to media for first time since February State News
It has been 55 days since MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio’s last press conference on National Signing Day, which was on Feb. 1. Dantonio spoke in front of reporters for the first time Tuesday since an alleged sexual assault involving three MSU football players and a staff member was made public and resulted in the emergence of three investigations.

Mark Dantonio breaks silence on MSU sexual assault investigation, declines to talk specifics MLive
Mark Dantonio says he is taking allegations of sexual assault made against members of his football program extremely seriously, as a criminal investigation stretches past the two-month point and his Michigan State program is set to return to the public spotlight. “I hope everybody understands how serious we are taking this, relative to our football program and what we’re trying to do,” Dantonio said on Tuesday morning at Spartan Stadium. “I hope everybody understands that it is not business as usual.”

What did Mark Dantonio say at his presser? Spartan Avenue
Mark Dantonio needed to do what he did on Tuesday. The Michigan State football coach held a press conference regarding why he created a media blackout for the Spartans’ pro day as well as the first scrimmage of the spring.

Mark Dantonio Press Conference Recap. What did we learn? The Only Colors
“Go Green.” That was MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio’s message to the fans who are concerned about the state of the football program, given that it has been over six weeks since a sexual assault investigation was opened and three football players were suspended indefinitely.

Mark Dantonio: Sex-assault investigation ‘extremely serious’ Detroit Free Press
Mark Dantonio didn’t want to talk about football today. To him, it seems “trivial” to talk about sports. This morning’s news conference was about the 11th-year Michigan State football coach taking a “step out into the light” amid allegations involving his program.

Takeaways from Mark Dantonio’s press conference isportsweb
Mark Dantonio was not meeting with the media on Tuesday to talk about football. He was meeting to talk about the ongoing sexual assault investigation involving three players in the program. The conference should have been held weeks ago, but Dantonio made a point to emphasize that talking about football would be “trivial” in comparison to what is happening within the program at the moment.

Dantonio addresses media regarding sexual assault investigation Spartan Tailgate
Mark Dantonio didn’t want to talk football Tuesday at his first press conference since National Signing Day. The Michigan State head coach couldn’t talk about a pending sexual assault investigation involving three players and a staffer, all of whom have been suspended.