Simone Biles applied that pressure.
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,”
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.
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