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Michigan State OL David Beedle Writes Heartfelt Letter To Larry Nassar Victims

A general view of the Michigan State football stadium.

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of Spartan Stadium during the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans on September 23, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State offensive lineman David Beedle addressed Larry Nassar's victims Wednesday night.

Former Michigan State and USA Gynmastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for seven counts of sexual assault on Wednesday. The sentence came after a gut-wrenching trial where over 100 of Nassar's victims confronted him in court.

Michigan State is still reeling as a result of the Nassar scandal. President Lou Anna Simon announced her resignation last night, leaving the administration at the school in a state of flux. The school is also being investigated by the NCAA.

In the middle of all this, one Michigan State football player exhibited an admirable amount of grace and integrity. Offensive lineman David Beedle addressed Nassar's victims and added his thoughts on the scandal in a powerful Twitter statement Wednesday night.

The strongest part of Beedle's message was when he said he feels "action would've been taken immediately" if football players were being abused.

Beedle is a Clarkston, Michigan, native and a redshirt junior. He has been a key contributor for the Spartans, playing in 31 games the last three seasons with 14 starts.

Judging by what he wrote, he seems to be a great candidate for team captain.

You can see his full statement below.

"As a student athlete at Michigan State University, it has been a dream of mine to attend this great institution and wear the green and white with pride and honor. Along with being a student athlete, I have been provided with a platform that requires leadership and integrity. With the events that have occurred recently regarding Nassar and other assault victims, there is no apology that will erase the pain these young girls and children have experienced. As a MALE football player, situations such as this are rare and if it was to arise in football, I feel that action would've been taken immediately. No matter the sport, gender, ethnicity or race, we are all human and deserve to be protected and treated equally. To the women involved, you are stronger than many people could even dream of and I commend you for working towards the justice you deserve. It is my hope that MSU will continue to work at putting forth leaders who share the same principles that I do and who are dedicated to the safety of all. When it's all said and done, it's about the people that make up this beautiful University and I can only hope that the correct actions will be taken to keep the Student body and our Spartan family in tact.


Again, Beedle seems to have his priorities straight. He isn't afraid to speak his mind and looks to have the hallmarks of a great leader.

Hopefully the actual Michigan State leadership follows his example.