Public Reaction: Social Media Responds to Mel Tucker Suspension
When USA Today broke the story that Michigan State University head football coach Mel Tucker was the subject of an ongoing Title IX investigation alleging sexual misconduct, word spread like wildfire throughout Spartan Nation.
Tucker, one of the highest-paid coaches in all of college sports, has since been suspended without pay and has yet to make a statement in the wake of some of the details of the case becoming public.
USA Today purports that it was contacted by the woman who filed the complaint against Tucker, Brenda Tracy, whom CBS News called "a prominent rape survivor and sexual awareness expert hired by Tucker to speak with the team." Tracy allegedly revealed explicit details to the newspaper that implicate Tucker with lewd behavior that could ultimately result in MSU legally voiding the remainder of his 10-year, $95 million contract.
Typically, details of ongoing Title IX investigations are kept confidential, but Tracy opted to go public with the information.
Information obtained by USA Today indicates that Tucker responded in writing to investigators that “Ms. Tracy’s distortion of our mutually consensual and intimate relationship into allegations of sexual exploitation has really affected me. I am not proud of my judgment and I am having difficulty forgiving myself for getting into this situation, but I did not engage in misconduct by any definition.”
Despite the Title IX investigation still underway, the court of public opinion has quickly weighed in on the matter. It's virtually impossible to find anyone who believes the disgraced coach will (or should) survive this looming legal storm.
Social Media Reacts to Mel Tucker Suspension
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