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MSU says no internal investigation report to share with Schuette

Dec 8, 2017

Larry Nassar in court with his attorneys, Shannon Smith and Matthew Newburg (file photo).
Credit Kate Wells / Michigan Radio

A lawyer for Michigan State University tells Attorney General Bill Schuette that no MSU officials knew about the predatory behavior of a former sports doctor on its faculty.

The letter from former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald says MSU officials first learned of allegations regarding Larry Nassar last year from newspaper reports.

Click here for a timeline detailing Nassar's history

That was in response to a request from Schuette that MSU provide him with a copy of its internal review. Fitzgerald said there is no copy of a report to share.

“At this time, we are reviewing the letter we received from Mr. Fitzgerald to evaluate our next step,” said Schuette's press secretary, Andrea Bitely is Schuette’s press secretary.

Click here to see Michigan Radio's story on MSU's plans for its internal review 

Fitzgerald offered to brief Schuette on his inquiry, but also said he has to protect the university’s position in lawsuits filed by families of Nassar’s victims.