petition demanding change at USAG

By any standards, response by USA Gymnastics to the Nassar scandal has been slow at best. I assume their lawyers are advising foot dragging in hopes of reducing the number of liability suits.

Three of Nassar’s victims ask you to sign a petition:

Jamie Dantzscher – 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Artistic Gymnastic

Jessica Howard – 3 Time National Champion, Rhythmic Gymnastics

Jeanette Antolin – Former USA National Team Member, Artistic Gymnastics

Change USA Gymnastics Leadership in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal

People hoped that the forced resignation of President Steve Penny in March 2017 would make a difference.

Has it?

Penny got a $1 million severance package from an organization with annual revenue of about $23.7 million (2015).

If USA Gymnastics Chairman Paul Parilla resigns tomorrow, will USAG athletes be safer?

I’m not so sure. 

But lacking any other way to pressure a monopoly like USA Gymnastics, I signed.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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