A stunning new report details how Michigan State University's 'dream team' recruiting class crumbled after 4 football players were accused of sexual assault

Business Insider | 1/15/2020 | Kelly McLaughlin
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Michigan State Football's 2016 "Dream Team" recruiting class crumbled after multiple players were accused of sexual misconduct, according to a series from the Detroit News.

When Michigan State recruited defensive end Auston Robertson, coaches reportedly knew of his sexual misconduct rap sheet, which dated back to when he was 11 years old, the Detroit News reported.

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In the year after he enrolled at Michigan State, Robertson would help a woman who said she was assaulted by one of his teammates, and weeks later, assault his friend's girlfriend, according to the report.

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When Michigan State University's football program recruited defensive end Auston Robertson for its 2016 team, coaches reportedly knew of sexual misconduct allegations dating back back to when he was 11 years old.

What they didn't know was that in just over the year after his signing, Robertson would help a woman who said she was assaulted by one of his teammates, and weeks later, plead guilty to assaulting a woman himself.

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Robertson is currently serving up to 10 years in prison at a facility in Northern Michigan. New details in his case were reported as part of a series from the Detroit News about Michigan State Football's 2016 "Dream Team" recruiting class, which crumbled after several players, including Robertson, were accused of sexual assault.

At the time of Robertson's signing, Michigan State Football coach Mark Dantonio said he and his colleagues had utilized "all resources available" to investigate Robertson's history.

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Robertson's alleged misconduct began when he was 11, according to court documents reviewed by the Detroit News.

At the time, he had threatened a female friend with rape, and when her mother called the police, Robertson admitted the incident, according to records seen by the Detroit News.

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