Should Michigan State sports get the death penalty?
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Should Michigan State sports get the death penalty?

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Larry Nassar is just the tip of the iceberg for Michigan State. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reports the university has a history of denial, inaction and information suppression—in regards to sexual assault—dating as far back as 1997. This could be considered lack of institutional control and some believe the university should lose its sports program as punishment. However, with Baylor and Penn State walking away from scandals with just sanctions, it is unlikely MSU will face anything harsher. What do you think?
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Over 150 women testified against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The university has shown little interest in pursuing sexual assault allegations against its players or staff members—as shown by football head coach Mark Dantonio and basketball head coach Tom Izzo. Both coaches either delayed or failed to act when staff members or students under their charge were accused of assault.

It was also revealed in the report that Michigan State did not notify federal authorities it was investigating Nassar in 2014, back when the feds were on campus. That lack of accountability in such a delicate case is unacceptable.

The NCAA lost face when it handed relatively light sanctions to Penn State and Baylor after their horrible controversies, but it has a chance to make amends by bringing down the hammer this time. The Spartans deserve the death penalty for every sport that covered up sexual assault allegations.

Penn State allowed a child molester in their midst for decades. Baylor had rampant sexual assault allegations for years. Both universities received sanctions and were allowed to continue playing sports. There is no way the NCAA will hand down anything except scholarship reductions and a postseason ban.

Michigan State has already been clearing house with the resignations of the Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis. The school had horrible leadership and it is correcting it. A death penalty would cripple the school and take away revenue that helps the entire student body. Heavy sanctions should be enough.

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