Latest Larry Nassar News

Busted: NCAA bracket filled with tales of transgression

Mar. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What if the Committee on Infractions had a say, too? Records would still matter — but not the sort compiled during the regular season. Rap sheets, academic fraud, bad...

Attorney slams Engler for attending game amid Nassar probe

Mar. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president's availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal . Things have become so nasty that Engler's attorney has advised him not to cooperate if...

51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

Mar. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the...

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

Mar. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming it had a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis. "As the company has stated, it is exploring...

Chelsea Manning, Parkland teens docs to debut at Tribeca

Mar. 5, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre are among the selections that will premiere at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers for the annual New York festival on Tuesday announced...

Fund to support Nassar victims' counseling, other services

Feb. 28, 2019 2:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has started an intermediate fund to support counseling and mental health services for victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The school shut down a previous $10 million fund after its interim president at the time said nearly half of...

Divisive whistleblower is Ohio State doc's loudest accuser

Feb. 24, 2019 12:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Of the 150-plus men alleging two decades of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State team doctor, ex-wrestler Mike DiSabato has been the loudest, often literally raising his voice with claims of being abused, betrayed by his alma mater and stifled by detractors in a web of connected...

USOC realigns in attempt to help athletes off the field

Feb. 21, 2019 3:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has tabbed Paralympic executive Rick Adams to serve as its new chief of sport performance, and will also create a new department charged with making it easier for athletes to deal with off-the-field needs, including health care and reporting inappropriate conduct....

2 Michigan State trainers face complaints in Nassar case

Feb. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University athletic trainers face administrative complaints alleging they lied to investigators in the Larry Nassar sex abuse case. State officials say the complaints involve the trainer licenses of Destiny Teachnor-Hauk and Lianna Hadden. The complaints state...

Coaching site builds list of those banned from US Olympics

Feb. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EST

An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving minors. The staff...