Michigan State University Athletic Director Resigns Amid Nassar Scandal

Jennifer Paine, a MI lawyer who specializes in child protection law and is not involved in the Nassar case, said there are probably grounds for charging some staff members for failing to report what victims were saying. When you're the head of an organization and everyone below you fails, you fail too.

Nassar was a doctor at Michigan State while he served as team doctor for USA Gymnastics. So, congrats on "retiring" and running away (even though you say you aren't) from what you and your staff is responsible for. "Our hope is that there will be an opportunity soon to resume a dialogue with counsel for the victims to reach a fair and just resolution".

Many shoes have dropped since the trail of Nassar wrapped up and his sentence to spending the rest of his life and forever more beyond that in prison concluded.

A MI judge sentenced Nassar on Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County and admitted to using his trusted medical position to assault and molest girls under the guise of medical treatment.

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees voted at a meeting today to formally accept the resignation of President Lou Anna K. Simon, effective immediately.

It was a big black eye, and one that Hollis did little to really quell, because these weren't the first time a football player had a big run-in with the law or sexual assault charges.

"We're not going to chose what our university did and be silent", Mrla said.

Hollis has been with Michigan State since 1995 and has been their athletic director since 2008.

Dantonio also said he would not resign, and was there to "look the people" who instigated the reports "in the eye". The school has also deleted so much information from some incident reports that they were almost unreadable. "Beyond that, I'm not sure I can comment".

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Following Nassar's sentencing on Wednesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called for a "massive investigation as to why there was inaction, why there was silence". "As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger".

"Let me be clear, that in retirement, I will fully cooperate with these and any other investigations", Hollis said in the statement Friday.

Beekman and Byrum declined to comment on whether Simon should have taken more accountability with her parting message.

"I have a daughter here, I have a daughter who dreams of coming here. It starts a new chapter for the board and for this community".

Much attention has recently been given to outside investigations into the University and the Athletic Department, including those both by the Michigan Attorney General and the NCAA.

Under the Michigan Constitution, the governor can remove or suspend public officers for "gross neglect of duty", corruption or "other misfeasance or malfeasance".

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos confirmed Friday that her agency also is investigating the Nassar scandal. Following the rally, she said felt overwhelmed by the support from her fellow students and the MSU community. MSU campus police and Title IX investigations began.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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