Three college football players from Michigan State recently removed from the football program after being charged for sexual misconduct and assault have now also been booted from the university.

Wide receiver Donnie Corley, defensive end Josh King, and defensive back Demetric Vance were charged in June for their connection to an alleged sexual assault that took place in January at an off-campus apartment. All three were charged with third-degree criminal assault, and King faces an additional first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. King could face a life sentence in prison, while the others face up to 15 years behind bars. The three players were new additions to the football program in the Spartans’ Class of 2017 recruiting class. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio removed the three players from the football program, at which time the university opened a Title IX investigation, per policy.

The findings of the investigation, which was organized and conducted by an outside third-party, have not been released, but it is crystal clear the findings were damning enough to merit an expulsion from the university in East Lansing.

With all three players booted from the university, their focus now turns to the legal proceedings. The case will move to a preliminary exam on September 21 in a district court. That will ensure this story will continue to drag on to some extent. Even though the players have been removed from the football program and university, it will remain a stain on Michigan State’s recruiting class and season.

[College Football Talk]

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