Michigan State deserves the death penalty according to an ESPN host.
Michigan State is under fire recently. First, the Larry Nassar scandal resulted in a major hit on the university's reputation, the resignation of president Lou Anna Simon and the opening of an NCAA investigation.
Then, an explosive ESPN Outside the Lines report detailed an alleged "pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression" from the Michigan State administration. The report highlighted past accusations of sexual or violent incidents involving Michigan State football and basketball players.
As a result of the OTL report, MSU football coach Mark Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo have faced scrutiny. Both have denied they are considering stepping down, but neither has offered much as a result of the ongoing legal process.
Today, ESPN's Molly Qerim called for Michigan State athletics to receive the harshest penalty the NCAA allows: the death penalty.
Calling it "times up for [NCAA president] Mark Emmert, Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo, Qerim took aim at the entire Michigan State administration.
"Their lack of accountability has been appalling to say the least," Qerim said. "That appears to be the theme among administration at Michigan State, who are more concerned with the integrity of their high-profile sports programs than the victims."
You can watch the full video of what Qerim said below.
No school has received the death penalty since SMU in the 1980s. While we wouldn't be surprised to see the NCAA issue some type of punishment regarding how Michigan State handled Nassar, the death penalty would surprise us.
Do you agree with Qerim or not?