Michigan State dismisses three players charged with sexual assault

By The Sports Xchange  |  June 6, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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Michigan State dismissed three football players Tuesday after a district court issued warrants for their arrest on sexual assault charges earlier in the day.

One day after being charged with sexual assault, arrest warrants were signed by a district court judge on Tuesday morning for former Spartans players Donnie Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance.

Corley, King and Vance are accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside an on-campus apartment earlier on Jan. 16. King was charged with first- and third-degree sexual assault while Corley and Vance were both charged with third-degree sexual assault.

"Sexual assault has no place in our community, and I want to share my deep concern for the young woman affected and her family," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement via ESPN.

Michigan State suspended the three players from the football team in February, when the school was informed of the allegations.

Curtis Blackwell, a Michigan State football staff member, was also suspended after he violated school policy by failing to inform the university of the information he obtained from conversations with the players.

On Monday afternoon, the school's board of trustees met with Dantonio and athletic director Mark Hollis to discuss the results of the recently completed investigation into the matter.

Corley, a wide receiver, had 33 catches for 453 yards and three touchdowns in his freshman season in 2016.

King, a defensive end, had 10 tackles in nine games as a true freshman in 2016. Vance, a defensive back, red-shirted and did not play last season.

Another Spartans football player, Auston Robertson, was dismissed from the team in April after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly rapting a woman in her apartment.

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