Michigan St AD retires; Dantonio defends himself

Posted January 27, 2018

Lack of institutional control.

That failure must be met with a sweeping response to prevent a future recurrence of the horrors these athletes suffered. But so many others bear responsibility for subjecting more than 150 girls and young women - including Olympic medalists - to sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment.

"As tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable", Simon said. "As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger". In the state House, lawmakers sent a letter to Michigan State on Thursday requesting certain reports about Nassar.

Some of the nation's top gymnasts, including Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles and Jordyn Wieber, said they were among Nassar's victims.

Nassar was sentenced this week to 40 to 175 years in prison.

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he's always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations.

"I'm honored to serve, for a short period of time, as the acting president of MSU", Beekman said. "I don't believe I was pressured in any way".

Legal experts said USA Gymnastics and Michigan State would need to consider the potential public relations disaster of aggressively challenging a group of very sympathetic plaintiffs in court.

State Sen. Margaret O'Brien said college coaches should be added to Michigan's list of mandatory reporters, which includes therapists and medical professionals.

Hollis, a 1985 MSU graduate, was named Athletic Director at MSU in 2008, taking over for Ron Mason.

"The most saddening finding by the Special Investigative Counsel is the total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims", the report states.

Penn State's Board of Trustees did investigate the Sandusky scandal. Simon is a graduate of Indiana State University. The NCAA stripped victories from Joe Paterno, pulled scholarships, imposed a postseason ban and fined the school $60 million. He also said he was not pressured to retire. Along the 2-mile route they chanted, "Hey, ho, the board's gotta go" and "Me too, MSU!" But they kind of shamed themselves into it. "This is not Penn State". And take with you every coach and assistant coach that a little girl told and was ignored.

"NCAA legislation never was meant to subject member institutions to NCAA oversight and penalties for every injury or harm that might occur on an institution's campus", Tompsett said. "Not because administrators in Indianapolis decide on ad hoc basis that they apply". "Michigan State keeps saying that 'we didn't know.' Who should I have told?"

The school is also the subject of several lawsuits and an investigation by the NCAA. What's more, the school claimed it hadn't known about Nassar's alleged behavior until 2016.

The network noted that MSU in a deal with the education department "committed to making enhancements to its Title IX staffing and resources, education and training; to revisit prior cases.to determine if additional action needed to be taken; and to conduct a series of campus-wide "climate checks" to assess how well the university was making changes".

Hollis was athletic director for 10 years.

No, President Simon. This is not Penn State. "And, they were dealing with their football program".