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USA Gymnastics Head Mary Bono Resigns As Interim President

Simone Biles applied that pressure.

Simone Biles applied that pressure.

Newly appointed interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono announced that she is resigning from her position after only five days on the job.

HuffPost on Twitter

Newly appointed interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono announced she’s resigning. https://t.co/MZbGlbWmfI

In a statement later published on Twitter, Bono wrote:


“It is with profound regret, coupled with a deep love for the sport of gymnastics and respect for those who aspire to be great gymnasts, that I today tendered my resignation as the Interim CEO of USA Gymnastics,”


Sarah Boxer on Twitter

Mary Bono is OUT as @USAGym interim president and CEO. In exit stmt, she defends her tweet marking out @Nike logo on her sneakers: “With respect to Mr. Kaepernick, he nationally exercised his first amendment right to kneel. I exercised mine

This news comes after many gymnasts, who were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State trainer Larry Nassar, were upset with Bono’s appointment. Many pointed out that the former Republican congresswoman from California worked for Faegre Baker Daniels, which represented USA Gymnastics when investigations into Nassar began in 2015.

Not to mention, American Olympic superstar Simone Biles had a few words for Bono as well after she  created a tweet attacking Nike after its ad that featured former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


Simone Biles on Twitter

mouth drop* don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything https://t.co/cYQizcjywn