Michigan State University must release the names of 300 student-athletes listed in police reports as suspects in criminal investigations. That’s under a Michigan Supreme Court order issued today.
ESPN requested the records under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act for a series on whether college-athletes suspected of crimes get special treatment.
MSU provided campus police reports, but redacted the names of student-athletes named as suspects.
MSU said, unless they’re actually charged, that’s an unwarranted invasion of privacy.