According to The Athletic, and now several other outlets, NCAA president Mark Emmert was told in November 2010 about 37 reports of Michigan State athletes sexually assaulting women by Kathy Redmond, the founder of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes. Kathy said she sent the letter to him and wanted a meeting to talk about the issues.  She says that Mark didn't do anything because of the structure of the NCAA.

Later Mark Emmert declined that he didn't do anything after he was told of the athlete's crimes. In a long note sent earlier Saturday he explained what happened and how he assumed authorities were in on the matters at Michigan State. He finished up by saying

"Our work to prevent sexual assault on campuses has much further to go.  There can be no room for this scourge anywhere in higher education.  The assertion that I and the NCAA are not reporting crimes, however, is blatantly false.  We cannot let stories of this kind deter us from our important work."