Michigan State president to step down over Larry Nassar scandal

Saturday, 27 Jan, 2018

The school is being sued by dozens of women, who say officials wrote off complaints about the doctor who also worked at USA Gymnastics, which trains athletes aspiring to be Olympians. He was sentenced Wednesday to up to 175 years in prison for the sexual assault of young female athletes.

She said Nassar groped and fondled her when she was a 15-year-old gymnast in MI.

In stating that University President Lou Anna Simon won't be forced out over the Nassar scandal, Ferguson told WVFN-AM this week: "There's so many more things going on at the university than just this Nassar thing".

The Detroit Free Press reported that as a result of Michigan State's delay in addressing the issue, the university is "bracing for an onslaught of civil suits".

"Who will hold the people who failed these courageous women accountable so this NEVER happens again?"

Rossman-McKinney is not representing MSU or the board.

But despite her resignation, Simon will continue to receive a lifetime of benefits and perks from the university.

Lou Anna Simon can elect to return to a faculty position and take a 12-month research leave at her current $750,000 salary. He says the testimony of more than 150 victims since last week has "shaken me to my core".

The document also says MSU administrators still have not provided the agency with all documents related to the allegations against Nassar.

He faces a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years for assaulting victims with his hands. "I was in trouble and brainwashed into believing that I was the problem".

The judge then read from a letter that Nassar had written to her that raised questions about whether he was truly remorseful. When, so far as you know, did she learn how bad this was?

Michigan State University's long-serving president resigned Wednesday night in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, saying, "as tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable".

A number of investigations also have been announced - with Michigan State as one of the targets.

Hollis oversaw athletics on the campus where Nassar sexually assaulted his patients and others at Michigan State's sports clinic for almost two decades.

He is credited with developing some of college athletics' most innovative events, such as the November 2011 basketball game between Michigan State and North Carolina that was played on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Simon has been president since 2005.

In Washington, U.S. senators from both parties have called for the creation of a specialized committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar's "decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable".

Nassar may be set for life in prison, but the heat on institutions associated with him is nowhere near finished.

It was once scheduled to hold a training camp this week at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas. She called it the "perfect environment" for Nassar and abusive coaches "to thrive". The ranch had been the official US Women's National Team Training Center since 2001.

Hutchins traveled two hours to Nassar's Lansing-area home to see him for leg injuries. She cites the political necessity of her leaving, but never actually accepts any responsibility for her role in what amounts to a cover-up by MSU. "And I hope that has a little bit, a little bit, of helping that healing process". "You only hurt me". State Attorney General Bill Schuette will review how Michigan State handled the allegations against Nassar.

"How much is a little girl worth?" Nassar is serving a 60-year sentence on federal child pornography charges.