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MSU's Klages retires amidst Nassar-related allegations

MSU's Klages retires amidst Nassar-related allegations

The court documents White filed also say that in September, after sexual assault allegations against Nassar first became public, an MSU official went to the women's gymnastics team and told them not to answer questions from police or media about Nassar.

It's one of the biggest developments on campus since Nassar was sacked by Michigan State in September and more than two dozen women and girls filed lawsuits against him.

Hollis says in this letter that Klages presided over a team meeting September 12, 2016 created to alert student athletes about the pending allegations against Nassar and give them resources.

Earlier, Bobryk said Klages will cooperate fully in any police investigation of Nassar or lawsuits against him.

Michigan State University provided News 10 with a copy of a letter given to MSU Gymnastics coach Kathie Klages from Athletic Director Mark Hollis yesterday regarding her suspension. Klages, who has coached the Spartans women's gymnastics team for 27 years, was suspended for having "brushed off complaints from a former athlete about a doctor at the center of a sex-abuse scandal" NBC News reported.

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Nassar, who is being held without bail, denies the allegations.

"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". The Michigan Attorney General charged him with abusing a family friend starting when she was 6 years old, and the feds hit him with child pornography charges. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

September 12, 2016. We understand the goal of the meeting was to inform the student athletes of the breaking news story regarding Dr. Nassar, provide advice on responding to media inquiries, and offer any necessary support and resources.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody has confirmed that Klages was put on suspension, but declined to comment further. Three football players were suspended from team activities last week after a sexual assault complaint was filed against them. The MSU gymnastics team members and coaching staff have been her top priority for her entire career. "Had she ever received any information to cast doubt on the appropriateness of that trust in Dr. Nassar, she would have reacted immediately to protect her gymnasts".

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