The Nationwide Collegiate Athletic Affiliation’s highly effective president reportedly knew of a number of studies of sexual misconduct inside Michigan State’s athletics division for almost a decade — and did nothing.
Days after the NCAA mentioned it was opening an investigation into why the college didn’t tackle Larry Nassar’s intercourse abuse, a brand new report says the top of the school sports activities group was sluggish on the draw.
NCAA President Mark Emmert was advised in November 2010 about allegations that Michigan State athletes sexually assaulted girls, The Athletic reported.
Emmert heard of the surprising conduct — and the failure to self-discipline — from Kathy Redmond, who based the Nationwide Coalition In opposition to Violent Athletes.
She wrote a letter to Emmert, then a month into his tenure, after a 90-minute assembly with him, The Athletic reported.
“Previously two years alone, 37 studies of sexual assault by MSU athletes have been reported, however not one disciplinary sanction was imposed by faculty officers towards any of the boys concerned,” Redmond wrote.
The fallout from Nassar — the disgraced ex-Michigan State and USA Gymnastics physician with a sentence of as much as 175 years — continues.
Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigned Wednesday and the college’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, mentioned he was retiring Friday.