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Mel Tucker calls sexual harassment allegations ‘completely false,’ says he was in consensual relationship

Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker is denying all claims that he sexually harassed Brenda Tracy, a noted sexual assault awareness speaker, in a statement Monday.

Tucker, who was suspended without pay by athletic director Alan Haller after a USA Today story detailed the claims against the football coach, called an upcoming hearing on the matter “a sham.”

The statement, which was issued through Tucker’s attorney, Jennifer Belveal, said Tucker was in an “intimate, adult relationship” with Tracy and that her claims are “completely false.”

Michigan State secondary coach Harlon Barnett will serve as the interim head coach. Former coach Mark Dantonio is returning as an associate head coach.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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