USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University have ‘long road’ ahead after Nassar case

The two organizations are struggling to distance themselves from former team doctor and assistant professor, who was recently sentenced for sexual misconduct.

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Officials for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University are scrambling—but their reputational crises seem unlikely to end anytime soon.

On Jan. 24, former USA Gymnastics team doctor and MSU assistant professor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

IndyStar reported:

Nassar’s downfall started in March 2016 , when IndyStar published its “Out of Balance” series, investigating USA Gymnastics’ broken policies for handling sexual abuse. IndyStar continued to cover the case, alongside other reporters from the USA Today Network, including the Lansing State Journal, which is where the trial took place.

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