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Morning sports update: Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics’ handling of Larry Nassar scandal is ‘devastating’

"It shows they don't care."

Appearing on the Today Show, Aly Raisman called USA Gymnastics' handling of the Larry Nassar investigation "devastating." Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP

The Celtics lost in overtime, 111-110, to Houston on Saturday, while the Bruins beat the Islanders 4-0 on the same day. Both teams are back in action tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. – the Celtics host the Nets, and the Bruins are in Tampa.

The New England Revolution opened their season Saturday in Montreal, where they fell 2-1. They host Chicago on Saturday.

The Red Sox went 1-2 over the weekend, falling to the Twins on Friday and Yankees on Saturday before defeating the Braves on Sunday. They take on the Tigers today at 1:05 p.m.

Aly Raisman speaks out about USA Gymnastics’ handling of the sexual abuse scandal

The $215 million settlement proposed by USA Gymnastics that would compensate victims of former doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse is “offensive” to three-time gold medalist and Needham native Aly Raisman and the rest of the athletes involved.


Raisman’s criticism came in an appearance on the “Today Show” on Monday.

“It’s devastating,” Raisman said. “It’s incredibly draining. USA Gymnastics, United States Olympic Committee, they refused to take any accountability to address the issue, to figure out what went wrong.

“It shows they don’t care. They’re just trying to push it under the rug and hoping people will forget about it when they watch the Olympics this summer.”

Raisman’s appearance came days after she publicly voiced her displeasure on Twitter, along with her former Olympic teammate Simone Biles. The pair continued to push for an independent investigation, instead of this “massive cover up.”

According to the Washington Post, the settlement proposes a “four-tiered compensation system based on victims’ level of gymnastics achievement and the setting where the abuse occurred” with financial awards ranging from $82,550 to $1.25 million.

John C. Manly, who represents around 200 of more than 500 claimants, said in January that USAG’s offer “showed complete disregard for the athletes” by also failing to release documents that would detail the abuse, according to the Post.

“We did the best that we could, and we won gold medals for Team USA,” Raisman said. “We’re asking them now to work really hard and to do the right thing by us. And we don’t feel that same effort from them.”


Trivia: On Saturday, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team upset No. 9 Minnesota Duluth in the fourth-longest NCAA women’s hockey game, earning the 2-1 win in the fourth overtime period in game that lasted 128 minutes, 43 seconds.

What local Division III teams played the longest game in NCAA women’s hockey history?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: You don’t have to think too far back for this one — the record was set Feb. 22.

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