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Former MSU AD Mark Hollis Says There Were "Inaccurate" Statements In ESPN's Report

Michigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.


Former Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis is the latest MSU administrator to question ESPN's report about sexual assault at the school.

Hollis sent an email to athletic department staffers this week. In it, he addressed ESPN's reporting.

"As I stated in my retirement announcement, my commitment to cooperate and be transparent with all investigations is in place and it always has been," Hollis wrote.

"I can state with certainty that there were inaccurate, incomplete and misleading statements made and then reported by ESPN."

Hollis is referring to the ESPN "Outside the Lines" report that detailed alleged sexual assaults at the school. In the report were claims that that coaches Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio had mishandled or covered up allegations.

You can read the Hollis' full letter below.

Hollis served as Michigan State's athletic director from 2008 until late January, when he retired in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

Hollis is not alone in challenging ESPN. This week, MSU's interim president John Engler claimed ESPN produced "a sensationalized package of reporting."