Former MSU Football employee to be questioned in lawsuit against school

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EAST LANSING, MI. (WILX) - WILX News 10 has new information on a federal lawsuit filed by a former Michigan State Football employee.

Curtis Blackwell is scheduled to be questioned by university lawyers. Court records show that questioning is happening Monday.

In November of 2018, Blackwell filed a lawsuit against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, former Athletic Director Mark Hollis, current Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio and two Michigan State University Police Detectives.

Blackwell claims in 2017 he was wrongfully arrested in sexual assault investigation that involves three former Spartan football players.

Those three players are Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance. They were kicked off the team for being charged with sexual assault for an incident that allegedly happened in January 2017.

The three plead guilty to reduced charges of seduction. They were sentenced to probation in 2018.

In his lawsuit, Blackwell claims MSU officials were 'feeling the heat' of the Nassar scandal. He's seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

Blackwell, Dantonio, Simon, Hollis and lawyers are scheduled to participate in mediation talks on Tuesday, August 13.

WILX News 10 will be tracking this story.

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