Magic Johnson loves his alma mater Michigan State, where he led the men's basketball team to the 1979 national championship. But he insists that they, like Ricky Ricardo told Lucy, got some 'splain' to do.
This morning, Magic, who serves as the Lakers president of basketball operations, called for the firing of anyone at Michigan State who had previous knowledge of sexual misconduct incidents on campus but failed to act.
If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus from the office of the President, Board of Trustees, athletic department, faculty & campus police, and didn't say or do anything about it, they should be fired.
Cookie and I stand in support of the victims and their families as they embark on the road to recovery; and I support the movement to hold everyone involved accountable.
As a Spartan, I love MSU and want to work with Coach Izzo, the administration, and the students to be a part of the solution in any way that I can.
He said, however, that he supports basketball coach Tom Izzo and wants to help him change the culture on campus.
Michigan State Spartans men's basketball coach Tom Izzo responds to the latest allegations against his team, saying "I've cooperated with every investigation."
The school has been accused of covering up a series of sexual assault claims involving the athletic department. Last week, former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison after having been accused by more than 100 girls and women of sexual abuse while working for the school and USA Gymnastics.
And now comes word that the university may have also covered up numerous sexual assault and domestic violence accusations from their football and basketball players.
Michigan State University head football coach Mark Dantonio makes a statement in response to recent reports of sexual assault at Michigan State.
Izzo and Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio have said they do not intend to resign. But things are getting hectic in East Lansing right now, and some heads are certain to roll.