Suspended Michigan State football staff member Curtis Blackwell will leave the program at the end of May.
Michigan State will not renew Blackwell’s contract after it expires Wednesday, according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press. Blackwell was connected to a sexual assault investigation that began in February.
An MSU spokesman says coach Mark Dantonio has decided to not renew Curtis Blackwell's contract, which expires Wednesday.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) May 30, 2017
Michigan State announced in February that three players and one football staff member were under a Title IX investigation by the school as it looked into an alleged sexual assault. The school never said Blackwell was the staff member being investigated, but his suspension came right after the announcement.
It was reported last week that the investigation found that the three unnamed players violated school policy. The school has yet to take action against the players.
Blackwell’s contract had been renewed at the end of each month since March as he remained on paid leave with the investigation ongoing. Blackwell was listed as the Spartans’ Director of Advancement and Performance and he played a role in recruiting.