Michigan State University is embroiled in a legal crisis over the Dr. Larry Nassar criminal sexual misconduct case, similar to the scandal Penn State University endured and that cost its president and general counsel their jobs.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released a statement Wednesday saying it is opening an investigation into MSU. At about the same time, Nassar, a former MSU sports doctor and physician for USA Gymnastics, was being sentenced to an additional 40 to 175 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in state court to sexually assaulting and abusing young women athletes at MSU for years.

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