UPDATE: MSU Deputy Spokesman Dan Olsen tells 6 News the university has received the letter “and intends to vigorously defend against any claims brought by Mr. Tucker.”
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Attorneys representing fired Michigan State University football coach Mel Tucker sent a letter to Michigan State University to save hard copy and digital records in preparation for a lawsuit.
The letter from Attorney Jennifer Belveal calls Tucker’s contract termination “illegal”. It goes on to outline the list of university officials and offices that attorneys want the preservation of all electronic and hard copy documents potentially relating to the legal action.
The list of more than a dozen groups and people include:
- Athletic Director Allan Haller
- All employees of the athletic department
- All employees of the University’s Office of Institutional Equity
- Interim President Teresa Woodruff
- Every member of the University’s Board of Trustees
- All employees of MSU’s General Counsel’s Office
Attorneys are asking for data from work and personal cell phones, computers, and physical files.
Read the demand letter:
MSU officially fired Tucker on Wednesday. The former coach was named in a sexual harassment complaint involving Brenda Tracy, a university contractor and anti-sexual harassment educator.