Report: Former MSU star Cleaves subject of sex assault probe


FLINT, Mich. (AP) Prosecutors say former Michigan State University basketball star and television analyst Mateen Cleaves is the subject of a sexual assault investigation but has not been charged.

Wayne County prosecutor’s office spokesman Maria Miller confirmed Friday to The Flint Journal¬†that the investigation was transferred to Detroit from Genesee County.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says he decided not to investigate the case because his “family has a relationship with a witness.”

Details of the case were not released Friday.

Cleaves’ attorney Frank Manley tells the newspaper the complaint is a “private matter.”

Cleaves attended Flint Northern High School, led Michigan State to the men’s NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and played in the NBA.

The Associated Press left a message Friday night seeking comment from Manley.