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Mel Tucker’s Wife Files for Divorce, Accuses Him of Transfering Funds From Joint Bank Account for Legal Fees

Photo: Junfu Han ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

EAST LANSING, May 1, 2024 ~ The wife of disgraced former Michigan State University head football coach Mel Tucker has filed for divorce, accusing him of transferring money from their joint bank account without her knowledge.

Jo Ellyn Tucker was granted a restraining order in Ingham County’s 30th Circuit Court, where she accused Mel Tucker of taking $1.5 million from their shared account to pay for his legal fees. Tucker was fired by the university last year after he sexually harassed rape survivor and sexual assault advocate Brenda Tracy, who was hired to educate the football team.


May 1, 2024 ~ The wife of former Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker has officially filed for divorce, and alleges that he has withdrawn millions of dollars from their joint funds. Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds talk with WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney about the downfall of the former football coach and the ongoing legal battles he’s facing.