Dr Larry Nassar - a former doctor for Michigan State University athletics and USA Gymnastics - pleaded guilty in 2017 to felony criminal sexual conduct related to sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment, with 125 reported victims, including Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and Aly Raisman.
Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on preventing abuse in athletics - Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee hearing on 'Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Environment for Our Athletes', with testimony from former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny; former USA Gymnastics Women's Program Director Rhonda Faehn; and former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon.
We talk with Rick Pluta, State Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public radio Network. He's in Washington D.C. covering the proceedings. We asked him about Simon's role and testamony expectations.