Warrants sought in Michigan State sex assault case

3 football players suspended after allegations

The Michigan State University police department has submitted a request for arrest warrants resulting from its investigation into a sexual assault claim involving three of the school's football players.

The Ingham County (Mich.) Prosecutor's Office confirmed the request in a news release on Thursday morning, saying that it "will review all of the available evidence and information and make a review decision in the short-term future."

The university last week announced that three Michigan State football players had been suspended after allegations of sexual assault were made against them last month.

The three players were not officially named, but the university confirmed that recruiting director Curtis Blackwell was on paid suspension earlier this week. Michigan State declined to say whether the ban was related to the assault investigation.

According to the police probe, the university has launched its own Title IX investigation.

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