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Michigan State OKs independent probe of handling of Nassar

Jun. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University on Friday authorized what officials said would be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, the school's latest attempt to rebuild trust with his victims and the...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jun. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

Michigan State University's authorization Friday of what officials said will be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced...

European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries. Memories of the lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago — the opening ceremony alone cost...

Michigan bills add mandatory reporters after Nassar scandal

Jun. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, trying again to push through legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal after efforts last term stalled due...

USA Gymnastics revamps Safe Sport policy amid abuse scandal

Jun. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday after consulting with a wide spectrum of people inside and...

Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

Jun. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel, the ex-dean of the College...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar, was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty but was acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of...

Jury deliberates in trial of imprisoned sports doctor's boss

Jun. 11, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William Strampel...

Gymnastics coach under restrictions for misconduct claim

Jun. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. John Holman's interim restriction issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a requirement when such...

Auburn gymnast walks down wedding aisle after serious injury

Jun. 7, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — A gymnast who suffered a severe leg injury accomplished her goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding. The Advocate reports Auburn University graduate Samantha Cerio shared photos on Instagram Monday of the ceremony in Fairhope. The gymnast dislocated both knees and tore ligaments...