I don’t know if you’ve been following the latest sexual assault mess at Michigan State, but one aspect of it goes to show that sometimes there’s a price to pay for dumbassery.
Michigan State University police walked former football staff member Curtis Blackwell out of the football building in handcuffs in early February, minutes after determining that he interfered with their investigation of a reported on-campus sexual assault weeks earlier.
Blackwell told investigators he had spoken with two players later identified as suspects about the incident days after it occurred on Jan. 16. That was before MSU police and the university’s Title IX office knew about the alleged involvement of the two players, records show.
Blackwell didn’t tell police or university officials about his discussions with the players until police interviewed him Feb. 8 at the Duffy Daugherty Building.
In a report submitted to prosecutors, which the State Journal obtained through an open records request, police wrote that Blackwell “took it upon himself to investigate” the incident, interviewed suspects and did not share that information he received with police or MSU’s Title IX office.
“I wasn’t doing an investigation or anything,” Blackwell told police. “I was just trying to find out exactly what happened.”
He’s not a police officer. He just plays one in the athletic department.