Michigan State's head coach Mel Tucker signals to players during the first quarter in the game against Akron on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Credit: Lansing State Journal

Disgraced former college football coach Mel Tucker is under fire once again. This time, it comes on the heels of insidious allegations brought down by his ex-wife.

According to reporter Kenny Jacoby, Tucker’s ex-wife filed for divorce and is accusing him of moving over $1 million into bank accounts that she cannot access.

“The wife of ex-MSU football coach Mel Tucker has filed for divorce and accused him of moving their joint money to accounts she cannot access,” Jacoby wrote. “And using $1.5 million of it to pay for his legal defense, apparently in the case brought by Brenda Tracy.”

Further details were included in Jacoby’s piece in USA TODAY.

“Jo Ellyn and Mel Tucker were granted a mutual restraining order preventing ‘the dissipation of marital assets’ on Thursday by a judge in Ingham County, Michigan, court records show. Her divorce complaint was filed with the court three weeks earlier, on April 5. In her petition for the restraining order, Jo Ellyn Tucker indicated she sought the order because just before she initiated the divorce action, Mel Tucker withdrew all the money from his two retirement accounts, including his Michigan State account,” Jacoby wrote.

Jacoby wrote that Elyn says “he transferred them all to an individual account to which she did not have access.”

Tucker’s tenure in Michigan State ended in infamy after sexual harassment accusations emerged from Brenda Tracy.


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