EAST LANSING, Michigan, USA UU – The NCAA has released Michigan State University from any violation of the rules in the sexual assault scandal of Larry Nassar, the school announced on Thursday
Director of Athletics Bill Beekman said the university "cooperated fully with the research" and welcomes the conclusion of the NCAA. The school said it received a letter this week from NCAA vice president for enforcement, Jonathan Duncan.
Nassar, 55, pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a college sports physician for athletes and gymnasts from the state of Michigan in the region. The victims included Olympic athletes from the United States who trained at the USA Gymnastics, based in Indianapolis. He was sentenced to decades of prison in three separate cases related to assault and child pornography.
Duncan's letter said: "There does not seem to be a need for further investigation," according to the state of Michigan.
"While we agree with the NCAA that we did not commit a violation, that does not diminish our commitment to guarantee the health, safety and well-being of our student athletes. That promise permeates everything we do as part of a broader commitment by the university to make MSU a safer campus, "Beekman said in a statement.
The state of Michigan has denied that anyone has covered up Nassar's crimes, but former athletes say that the staff of several campuses minimized or ignored their complaints about him.
The university reached a $ agreement in May. 500 million with hundreds of women and girls who said they were attacked by Nassar.
Former gymnastic trainer Kathie Klages, a former ally of Nassar, appeared on Thursday in court accused of Klages is accused of denying that gymnasts have complained about Nassar's attacks Authorities say that two teenagers complained to his back in 1997.
The lawyer defender Ma ry Chartier said Klages will fight the charges.
On the other hand, the university said the NCAA did not find violations in the way the football and basketball teams responded to the accusations. of assault against players.