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Michigan State Gymnastics Coach Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

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After being suspended earlier this week, Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages has resigned from her position as the program finds itself in the middle of a sexual assault scandal.

In a letter from Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, it is revealed that Klages discouraged athletes from reporting sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar.

“Out of respect to the University and the gymnastics program in particular, Ms. Klages believes it is in everyone’s best interests for her to retire from her current position at MSU,” a statement from Klages’ attorney, Shirlee Bobryk, read, via Michigan Live.

“She has the utmost confidence in Mike Rowe’s ability to serve as interim head coach of the gymnastics team.”

Nassar was fired from his job with the university in Sept. 2016. According to allegations, dozens of former female gymnasts say Nassar sexually abused them under the disguise of medical treatment. They have since filed criminal and civil complaints.

Along with serving as the team doctor for Michigan State, Nassar was also the team doctor for the USA gymnastics team for four Olympic games.

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