Michigan State started spring practice Saturday — but there’s not much visual evidence.
In the midst of an alleged sexual assault investigation involving three players and one football team staff member, the Spartans have not released any photos or videos from spring practice. Media members have not been invited to watch any of Michigan State’s practices, either.
Notable: MSU hasn't released any internal photos or video from its Saturday practice, as they usually do. So it's a total media blackout
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) February 27, 2017
The Spartans have not released the names of the three players connected to the investigation. Those players have been suspended from all team activities.
The team’s Twitter account, as of Monday morning, had not tweeted since Friday. The Spartans are set to have their annual spring game on April 1.
Additionally, linebacker Jon Reschke announced Friday that he was leaving the team after making an “insensitive and totally regrettable” comment about a former teammate.
Elsewhere in the Michigan State athletic department, former team doctor Larry Nassar — who worked closely with the women’s gymnastics team — is facing dozens of sexual assault charges. Women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages announced her retirement earlier this month.