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Dr. Nassar Scandal: USA Gymnastics Board Resigns, Michigan Opens Investigation

HeadlineJan 29, 2018
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The entire board of directors of USA Gymnastics is resigning, after team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting and abusing more than 160 young female athletes, including Olympic gold medalists, under the guise of providing medical treatment. Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis has also announced he’s retiring, only days after the president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, resigned amid mounting questions about whether the university ignored reports of Dr. Nassar’s abuse. Dr. Nassar worked at Michigan State University from 1997 until 2016. We’ll have have more on Dr. Larry Nassar’s abuse—which is being described as the worst sexual abuse scandal in U.S. sports history—later in the broadcast.

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