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Quote:The latest domino to fall in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal is Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon, who announced her resignation in a statement published Wednesday.

Simon's resignation comes on the same day that Nassar -- the disgraced doctor who treated athletes at Michigan State in addition to serving as team doctor for USA Gymnastics -- was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison. More than 150 women said that the 54-year-old Nassar sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical treatment, a pattern of behavior that the doctor exhibited for years without repercussions.

As Nassar's sentencing hearing carried on over the past few weeks, Simon has faced mounting pressure to step down thanks to gut-wrenching testimonies from those who were victimized by Nassar -- including current and former Michigan State student athletes. Some used their time in court to question why the university leadership failed to stop Nassar's heinous behavior.

Despite the mounting pressure on the school's leadership, MSU's board of trustees voted last week to stand behind Simon, citing her integrity and -- among other things -- her ability to fundraise.

However, as several organizations, including the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, have been promising to make significant changes in order to fix the toxic culture Nassar left behind, it appears that the pressure convinced Simon to resign from her post at Michigan State, where she has worked since the mid-1970s.

Huge news! This will take a long time to get sorted out. Another black eye to the Big Ten coming after the scandal at PSU.
If half the accusations are true, MSU needs to clean house. There are accounts that multiple coaches, athletic trainers and administrators were told of the abuse and did nothing or worse, actively discouraged/suppressed reporting.
The E:60 story just destroys’ MSU.
(01-28-2018 11:49 PM)utpotts Wrote: [ -> ]The E:60 story just destroys’ MSU.

I saw that E:60 episode on Sunday, and you're right, they pretty much did everything but shovel dirt on the grave.

While not trying to make light of what's been going on at MSU, I can't help but wonder (as I posted on another thread) if ESPN or the NCAA were to do a deep dive on just about any other large athletic department if they wouldn't find the exact same thing?

Let's be honest, if it wasn't for Nassar most of this would have never came out so you can't help but think that maybe the reason MORE hasn't came out about OTHER programs is that they're lacking their own Nassar.
MSU is bearing the brunt of this because of Nassar's association with not only USA Gymnastics but MSU Gymnastics and the MSU athletic dept as a whole.

There should be a no post season penalty for football and hoops since bot those HC's have been found complicit in this coverup of sexual misconduct or at least it appeas that they have been. Terrible
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