Simone Biles Says She Won’t Let Her Kids Join USA Gymnastics
"Because I don’t feel comfortable enough, because they haven’t taken accountability for their actions and what they’ve done."
Simone Biles said that if she had a daughter, she would not allow her to be a part of USA Gymnastics given the organization’s abysmal mishandling of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar’s rampant sexual abuse.
“No,” Biles replied on 60 Minutes when asked if she would ever allow a daughter of hers to participate in USA Gymnastics. “Because I don’t feel comfortable enough, because they haven’t taken accountability for their actions and what they’ve done. And they haven’t ensured us that it’s never going to happen again.”
Biles was one of the hundreds of young female athletes who were sexually abused by Nassar during his tenure as the USA Gymnastics national team doctor. Nassar was convicted to 175 years in prison back in 2018 — but Biles made it clear that serious questions still remain about USA Gymnastics ignoring complaints against Nassar.
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