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What did former MSU president know and when did she know it? Questions US Senate Committee may ask

Lou Anna Simon, Former President Michigan State University

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.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.