Report: Curtis Blackwell lawsuit against Mark Dantonio dismissed
A high-profile lawsuit filed against former Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has been tossed by a judge.
The lawsuit was filed by former Michigan State assistant Curtis Blackwell, who claimed he was wrongfully terminated by the school. Blackwell was also suing former school president Lou Anna Simon and ex-athletic director Mark Hollis. Blackwell argued that he was being made the scapegoat for an on-campus party in January 2017 where three football players allegedly sexually assaulted a woman.
One of Blackwell’s lawyers was also singled out for potential further discipline.
*Blackwell federal case v. Dantonio, Hollis, Simon dismissed.
*Blackwell’s lawyers removed and ordered to pay legal fees.
*One Blackwell lawyer recommended for sanctions.
*Federal case v. MSU cops can continue, with new lawyers.
*State case v. Dantonio and Co. remains in courts.
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There was speculation that the lawsuit might have to do with Dantonio’s decision to resign in February. He certainly didn’t come out of it unscathed. However, the dismissal of the suit calls into question some of the more salacious allegations that Blackwell made.