Attorney: 3 Michigan St players being charged with assault

Attorney: 3 Michigan St players being charged with assault
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio addresses the media following a spring NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Three Michigan State football players are being charged in an alleged sexual assault on campus in January, an attorney said Monday.

Ingham County prosecutor Carol Siemon said only that three people were being charged in the incident, but she didn’t release details or names.

Karen Truszkowski, an attorney for the accuser, told The Associated Press that the three are football players.

”I’m pleased to see the process is moving along. This is just one more step along the way,” Truszkowski said.

In a separate but related investigation by the university, the three are facing possible discipline as students.

Earlier Monday, Michigan State released a report from an external law firm that investigated the football program’s handling of the allegations. The investigation found no evidence that coach Mark Dantonio violated the school’s policy on relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The report said Dantonio ”took prompt and…