EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — During a Sunday evening news conference, Michigan State Director of Athletics Alan Haller announced Mel Tucker has been suspended without pay. He stood alongside University Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff.
This comes in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against MSU football coach Mel Tucker.
Haller said he has already met with the team and staff of the football program. Haller also announced Harlon Barnett will take on the position of interim head coach. Currently, Barnett is the team’s secondary coach. Former head coach Mark Dantonio will also return to the program, however, his role has yet to be defined, according to Haller.
6 News has confirmed that the details of the allegations, originally reported early this morning by USA Today, are accurate.
Tucker is the subject of an ongoing university investigation into allegations of sexual harassment stemming from a complaint filed by Brenda Tracy in December 2022. Tracy is a rape survivor and activist against sexual violence and told her story to USA Today.