Michigan State University's athletic director retires following Nassar scandal
- Author: Jon Douglas Jan 27, 2018,
Jan 27, 2018, 16:42
"Our campus and beyond has been attacked by evil, an individual who broke trust and so much more".
After an ESPN report detailed various allegations involving Michigan State football and basketball players, Dantonio addressed reporters briefly Friday night.
"Nassar isn't the only one who is responsible for this problem and we want change to happen at MSU", MSU Graduate Samantha Teremi stated.
Additionally, students attending the evening basketball game are encouraged to wear teal T-shirts for a "Teal Out" of the Izzone.
"Because I care. When you look at the scope of everything, that's the reason I made a choice to retire now", Hollis said in a tearful press conference Friday. Hollis has been in the job for 10 years.
Hollis announced his retirement Friday in a meeting at 1855 Place, two days after OTL reached out to MSU spokesperson Jason Cody and the MSU sports information department for comment.
The Michigan attorney general is going to review how Michigan State handled the Nassar case, per the school's request. Under the state constitution, the governor can remove or suspend public officers for "gross neglect of duty, " corruption or "other misfeasance or malfeasance".
USA Gymnastics says it will comply with a U.S. Olympic Committee order that calls for board to resign after the Larry Nassar scandal.
Simon resigned earlier this week as the school deals with fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. And the abuse didn't just stop at the Olympic team; Nassar continued this abuse during his time at Michigan State University.
He said the victims' impact statement brought him to tears. The USOC had threatened to decertify the organization, which besides picking US national teams is the umbrella organization for hundreds of clubs across the country.
Board members, who are elected in statewide votes, also have come under intense scrutiny.
The students are demanding more change from the university.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun an investigation of sexual abuse in organized sports. He claimed that it was medical treatment. One man that comes up in this conversation is John Geddert, one of the top gymnastics coaches that worked alongside Nassar and one of his closest friends. He's the second university official to step down this week.
Siaira Milroy organized the protest, she said "The second thing we think is there needs to be an immediate statement that reflects the board and the future president's actions and changes that need to be done in order for sexual assault to be taken more seriously".
Hours after his announcement, the board of trustees named a new acting president - Bill Beekman - until they can appoint an interim president. The school's president and athletic director have resigned.
He went on to become assistant dean for planning and finance in the university's College of Human Medicine and later executive director of the university's alumni association. He has an undergraduate degree from the school.
Nassar was sentenced this week to up to 175 years for sexually assaulting more than 150 young women, some of them Michigan State students and student-athletes.
On Thursday, Aly Raisman declared that "this is bigger than Larry Nassar", as the star athlete insisted that others must be held accountable for the evil doctor's pattern of sexual abuse.
DeVos confirmed the investigation Friday. "Larry meticulously groomed me for the goal of exploiting me for his own sexual gain", Rachael Denhollander, the first women to publicly accuse the doctor, told Judge Aquilina.