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Vertafore Insurance Podcast
Pro-football turned pro-insurance, with Tyrre Burks

Vertafore Insurance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 23:01


Today on the episode, we welcome Tyrre Burks, founder and CEO of Player's Health, to talk about insurance in the world of sports. Tyrre is a former football pro whose career-ending injury forced him to pivot career paths before landing in insurance. He eventually founded Player's Health, a risk services and insurance firm that protects that supports over 10 million athletes. Listen in as Tyrre and Rick dive into topics, including how the USA Gymnastics scandal made a lasting impact on insurance, Tyrre's thoughts on the NIL (name, image, and likeness) debate in the NCAA, and more.

The Be More Today Show
EP 78: "Sport Psychology" featuring Certified Mental Performance Consultant Dr. Jamie Shapiro

The Be More Today Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 54:58


Dr. Jamie Shapiro is an Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Master's in Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University (2009), an M.A. in Community Counseling from WVU (2008), and an M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (2005). She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University, where she was on the gymnastics team for 4 years (Go Bruno!). Dr. Shapiro is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), listed on the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee's Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She was a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics from 2003-2013. Dr. Shapiro is a consultant for Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants based in Denver, CO. She has consulted with youth, collegiate, elite, and Paralympic athletes from a variety of sports, including gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, swimming, and track and field. She has also coached gymnastics at the recreational, club, and collegiate (Division III) levels. In addition, Dr. Shapiro has done exercise psychology consulting to help adults with motivation and adherence to exercise programs. Dr. Shapiro's specific interests include psychology of sport injury, learning life skills through sport, psychological skills training, mental training for athletes who have disabilities, psychology of performing arts, exercise psychology, and ethics and training in sport and performance psychology. A former competitive gymnast, Dr. Shapiro still likes to do handstands in cool places all over the world. She is originally from NJ, and now that she lives in CO, she is attempting to improve her skiing abilities! For more information email Dr. Shapiro at jamie.shapiro@du.edu or visit https://psychology.du.edu/. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/support

Turmeric and Tequila
116. Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others

Turmeric and Tequila

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 62:23


"The science shows that the secret to high performance isn't our biological drive or our reward-and-punishment drive, but our third drive - our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to make a contribution."  - Daniel Pink, Drive    A longtime friend and #VARSITY human is in the T&T house!!… I am pumped to welcome Carol Fabrizo to the T&T mic, we are going to cover all things personal evolution, leadership, and coaching. Carol has a WEALTH of experience equal parts personal and professional. She has tackled the corporate world running with the c-suites and VP's and is now a full-time entrepreneur. Carol is a longtime competitive athlete and gets some extra cardio being mom. Communication has been a running theme in Carol's life and has now taken the opportunity as a coach to bring all of her expertise to the world to help us (individuals and businesses) consciously decide who we want to become and then help us design the process to make the transformation happen. Athletes know you need to keep good coaches in your life consistently, for the duration of your athletic career. Friendly PSA: We are all athletes in the game of life, needing to lean into that athletic mentality. Good coaches are essential/luxury and can streamline so many processes exponentially. Get someone around you that knows more than you. Check out what Carol has going on and get inspired to dial in and level up, the world is counting on each of us to seek our best selves and show up accordingly. That is the only way to real peace. #NoPressure :)   Highlights: Life and leadership coaching. Leading with the heart vs. the resume. Trial and error. Failure and success. Core values and your personal journey. All things being on time. God, universe, Madonna… and expensive studies that prove we were right. Smart people finding even smarter people. Leading with the heart and humanizing the brand aka telling the truth. Being yourself and not over complicating it. But you probably will, so call Carol.   Carol Fabrizo: I am a mom, leader, coach, speaker, strategist, advocate and athlete.  My mission is to help individuals and organizations consciously decide who they want to become and then help them design the process to make that transformation happen. I deeply value courage, learning, leadership and joy - which is exactly what it takes to step into a new way of leading, a new career, or a new life.  You can change how you lead.  You can change your life.  I can help.    About: I've made a lot of moves. I was raised in small town Illinois, educated in big city Los Angeles (go Trojans), marinated in Denver, and am now settling down back in the Midwest (Indianapolis) with my Olympian wife and toddler son.  I have been a Big Law lawyer, in-house counsel in a public company, a CEO's Chief of Staff, and the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for a high-profile sports organization. I have gone from being an individual contributor to being a leader, a facilitator, an executive, and now a coach. I have become a wife and a mom. I have come out (as gay), over and over again, to every new person I meet. Every one of these transitions came out of some sticking point, a struggle between who I thought I was and who I wanted to become. And for a long while, I dreaded that process - the questioning, the confusion, the pain of the in between. I knew it was necessary for growth, but I certainly did not enjoy it.   But then I started to see that there is beauty and opportunity in that liminal space. Every struggle and every transition - even (maybe especially) the painful ones - provides an opportunity to connect to who you are now and redefine who you want to become.  That is why I do this work now: to help individuals and organizations see that opportunity and the freedom that comes with those transitions; to help them consciously decide who and what they want to become; and to help them make the transformations necessary to get there.   Credentials: Certified Professional Coach (IPEC) Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (IPEC) University of Southern California, Juris Doctorate  University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) You can read more about where I've worked (including Gibson Dunn, Vail Resorts, and USA Gymnastics) on my LinkedIn profile   Other Tidbits: Core Values: Courage, Learning, Leadership, Joy & Family Top strengths (Clifton): Achiever, Learner, Arranger, Command, Individualization Giving a talk at 8-months pregnant on the power of "What If?" Talking about external validation, feedback and my former jobs on the What Didn't Kill You podcast  Other things I love: coffee, intersectional feminism, reading actual books, lifting heavy things, debating for fun, most forms of exercise (sometimes running), all desserts made of chocolate and being in nature.    www.carolfabriziocoaching.com @Carol.Fabrizo   Connect with T&T: IG: @TurmericTequila Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com   Host: Kristen Olson IG: @Madonnashero Tik Tok: @Madonnashero Email: Info@KOAlliance.com Website: www.KOAlliance.com      

Redspin Sports
Sexual Abuse in USA Gymnastics & World Cup Qatar 2022 DeathFest Edition

Redspin Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 20:56


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the failure of the FBI in investigating the abuse of Larry Nassar and the inaction of the US judicial system in prosecuting the agents responsible for these failures, sexual abuse of players at Ohio State University and the use of the threat of sexual abuse as a motivator for training by coaches, the endemic culture in college sports that enables such abuse as a result of the pursuit of profitability, and the Qatar government's cover up of the deaths of migrant workers as the country prepares to host the World Cup.Recorded and aired on Friday, September 17th, 2021 in Washington, DC.If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content on a consistent basis.https://www.patreon.com/redspinsports...Follow us on Twitter:@RedspinSports (Twitter and IG)@Nate6Wallace (Nathaniel Wallace)@BrotherFlourish (Michael Sampson)@JuiceTinTweets (Justin Williams)https://www.facebook.com/RedspinSport...Checkout Redspin Sports on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and iHeart Radio."By Any Means Necessary" airs on the radio in Washington DC and Kansas City, and streams worldwide every weekday afternoon from 2-4 pm EST.@SeanBlackmon9 (Twitter)@LuqmanNation1 (Twitter)@BAMNecessary (Twitter)

Congressional Dish
CD239: The Enablers of Larry Nassar

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 108:11


In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Chonilla
Do we get a completion bonus?

Chonilla

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 65:36


• The word əsˈCHo͞o,iˈSHo͞o• Music video: https://bit.ly/3nZmt2Y• NATIONAL CENTENARIAN'S DAY. A day to celebrate and honor those among us who have lived an entire century, and here is some advice.• Simone Biles broke down in tears Wednesday as she shared her story of being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.• A Texas woman is bringing up 'corn hole' at a school board meeting, prompting them to shut off her mic.• "When you want something done right..." 2nd Book of Samuel - Chapter 18."I could not see how to reconcile the demands of party politics with the awakening I'd undergone. I had to leave. Sometimes the most powerful action you can take is to refuse to remain a part of the machine that is keeping you down." ― Celina Caesar-Chavannes : Can You Hear Me Now? How I Found My Voice and Learned to Live with Passion and Purpose"I was very young when Someone called me "Sinner" I got curious because in our language there no such word so I decided to ask my grandfather about it, he said; there is no such thing, our consciousness does not recognize this kind of words because it was made to manipulate and put guilt in our hearts, there are no sins what we have is choices and sometimes we make mistakes. Fear is what people use to take away your freedom, do not allow anybody to do this to you again grandson."― Gianni Crow Actor, Poet, Ajq'ij (Adgiwekidge) means Daykeeper, photographer and Spiritual Coach. www.giannicrow.blogspot.com Thank you for listening to S1 – Ep.60 ▶️ http://bit.ly/chonillanetwork | Help us create more content! Pass the plate & donate to https://bit.ly/passtheplatedonate ☺Tweet https://twitter.com/tsacpod and use the hashtag #TSACP while listening. – Join the Sherley & Clove podcast community on FB – Have a question or feedback; submit a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. You never know; we may read or play your msg on the show! – Email us: tsacpodcast@gmail.com

Mueller, She Wrote
The Bureau - The FBI Brand: Good News, Bad News, Worse News

Mueller, She Wrote

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 54:45


From the disturbing revelations of the FBI's handling of the USA Gymnastics case, to the questions surrounding Justice Kavanaugh's background inquiry, to missed intelligence about January 6, to frequent success stories in high-profile cases, the public perception of the FBI is a daily roller-coaster ride. The FBI's Assistant Director for Public Affairs opens up, just days before his departure from the Bureau, to share the challenges of managing the public face of the FBI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Global Sport Matters
Sports Professors: Rams Face a Reckoning by St. Louis

Global Sport Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 39:07


On the show, professors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Scott Rosner catch up on the latest news in sports from Simone Biles and gymnasts testifying against the FBI handling of Nassar case to the smash opening weekend for sports gambling in the NFL. The professors then hit the big topic of St. Louis denying dismissal of lawsuit against the Rams after relocating to Los Angeles in 2016. Sifting through the case details, the professors examine the St. Louis lawsuit through the lens of economic ramifications for cities left behind as teams venture forward in pursuit of the 'perfect' location.Stay up-to-date on the latest from Global Sport Matters, click here for more.

Legally Brief
Did the FBI Fail Olympic Athletes?

Legally Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 35:11


Over the course of the September 15, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, gymnasts Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles collectively asked one question: Why did the FBI, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Center for Safe Sport fail to stop a known sexual predator?  On this episode, you will find out why these systems failed and what parents and supporters can do to address institutional failures. Sharing is a Good Thing!!! You know a parent, athlete or friend that can use the information in this episode, so go ahead, and social share the link... Don't forget to download this episode. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or your favorite platform. Tune into the Legally Brief Youtube channel. Visit jsaunderslawfirm.com for the free "Parent's Guide to Surviving Your Child's Abuse." Follow me on Instagram here. This podcast is for informational purposes only.  Nothing in this podcast is legal advice, counsel or guidance. No offer, statement or representation has been made to serve as your attorney in any capacity.   No attorney-client relationship has been created. This information is general and may not be applicable to your particular circumstances. You must review your particular circumstances with a licensed attorney. 

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Play Like a Girl Podcast: A Much More Uplifting Episode Following a Win Over Tulsa (09/21/21)

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 32:08


On LGHL's Play Like a Girl podcast, Meredith Hein and Megan Husslein talk everything from Ohio State football to all the happenings in the sports world today. Welcome back! In this week's much happier edition of the Play Like a Girl podcast, Megan and Meredith talk Ohio State's week three win over Tulsa, including the emergence of TreVeyon Henderson, continued challenges from the defense and if there really is any quarterback controversy in Columbus.  And because Ohio State isn't the only program in college football, Meredith and Megan talk other hot topics...like if Alabama is actually vulnerable (lol).  On a much more serious note, the pair talked more on the testimony of Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and others, who spoke last week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the FBI and USA Gymnastics' handling of former team doctor, Larry Nassar. We cannot thank these brave women enough for speaking up for justice.  Contact Megan Husslein Twitter: @meganhusslein Contact Meredith Hein Twitter: @MeredithHein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Takeline
How The Astros Cheated Major League Baseball And Won

Takeline

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 78:20


This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee talk to author Andy Martino (29:15), author of “Cheated' about the Astros sign stealing scandal. They also discuss how USA Gymnastics (00:47) needs to change to better protect its athletes and give a preview of the WNBA playoffs (15:03) starting this week. Plus, Take Survivor (56:34)! Don't forget to smash the subscribe button at http://youtube.com/takelineshow for exclusive video clips and original Takeline content! For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Views From The Floor Podcast
Audacity Views

Views From The Floor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 90:44


On today's episode: Neko opens the pod with addressing his father for the last time. Also, 'The Crew' is full strength as we discuss USA Gymnastics vs the F.B.I., NFL recap, Expectations vs Reality and so much more! Listen. Enjoy. Like. Share! For all listening pleasures click the link below: https://linktr.ee/viewsfromthefloorpo... Follow us: @viewsfromthefloorpodcast @lord_basquiat_ @ape_ostle11 @torez_318 @nekosmoke

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-09-17 Friday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 59:00


Simone Biles and other top gymnasts blast the FBI for failing to investigate credible reports of serial sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; We speak with three veterans of the Occupy Wall Street movement on the 10th anniversary of the historic protests. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-09-17 Friday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 59:00


Simone Biles and other top gymnasts blast the FBI for failing to investigate credible reports of serial sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; We speak with three veterans of the Occupy Wall Street movement on the 10th anniversary of the historic protests. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Best Case Worst Case
247 | Dereliction Of Duty

Best Case Worst Case

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:38


The FBI has admitted it utterly failed the victims of sexual predator Larry Nassar but will there by any accountability?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Truth with Charles Adams
Big Angry Law - American Gymnasts Bravely Call for Justice in DC

The Truth with Charles Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 78:00


Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, and Maggie Nichols give powerful testimony in DC about corruption in the FBI and the USA Gymnastics that allowed for over 70 children being victimized after their outcry. A 15 year old murders a jogger for fun. A state representative attempts to smuggle a handcuff key into custody. Updates on Gabby Petito's disappearance and Attorney Alex Murdaugh.

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
September 16, 2021 Chris Merrill: sexual abuse of USA gymnasts

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 19:13


Elite American gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the FBI's failures to investigate 2015 sexual abuse allegations against disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Washington Post columnist Phil Bump joins Chris   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber,Michigan Lawmakers and the Whitmer Administration have come to terms on a new budget

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:00


  Welcome to the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber Show—the fastest growing talk conversation in the nation—and you are part of it—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   Three— Michigan Lawmakers and the Whitmer Administration have come to terms on a new budget   Two— Jewell Jones—I mean I'm sorry but just how stupid is this guy? The Democrat lawmaker—gets jailed for violating his release 3 times—and shows up with a key for handcuffs? Welcome to 2 brand new felonies!   One— On Capital Hill—the testimony that is sending more shock waves in the aftermath of the Dr. Larry Nassar story—the now disgraced Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor—convicted of molesting countless young female athletes—  

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 16, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 17:54


TIME 100 has arrived! Time 100 revealed: Harry and Meghan, Britney Spears, Simone Biles, Dolly Parton make 2021 list The Time 100 list has arrived… Yea…. The magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year Wednesday morning, honoring such celebrities as Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Yeun, and others… The outlet also released its seven worldwide covers, which feature Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan , gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, Harry, who celebrates his 37th birthday today , and Meghan, who just turned 40 , were praised by Time for "springing into action" and using their platform for good. The newly-engaged Britney Spears , who had been making headlines for months amid her ongoing conservatorship battle, also made the list, Another person who made the cut was Biles, the most decorated active gymnast in the world and a survivor of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar . Star tennis player Serena Williams wrote for Time that Biles Country music superstar Dolly Parton, who helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine with a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt researchers , also made the list. Time 100 honoree Scarlett Johansson also had a busy 2021, welcoming her first child with "SNL" star and husband Colin Jost The print issue of the Time 100 hits newsstands Friday… Paper ball… Amazon boosts hourly pay to over $18, to hire 125,000 workers https://www.reuters.com/business/amazon-hire-125000-workers-pay-hourly-wages-18-2021-09-14/ Texas Hospital Faces Closure Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: CEO https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-hospital-faces-closure-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-ceo_3998746.html Nicki Minaj's COVID Vaccine Side Effect Claims False, Says Trinidad & Tobago Minister https://www.newsweek.com/nicki-minajs-covid-vaccine-side-effect-claims-false-says-trinidad-tobago-minister-1629553 Dr. Ryan cole says he's seeing a '20 times increase' of cancer in vaccinated patients On March 18, Dr. Ryan Cole, a board-certified pathologist and owner and operator of a diagnostics lab, reported to the public in a video produced by Idaho state government's “Capitol Clarity” project, that he is seeing a massive ‘uptick' in various autoimmune diseases and cancers in patients who have been vaccinated. New York Governor Declares Mask Mandate for 2-Year-Olds https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/09/15/new-york-returns-to-mask-insanity-n2595964

Apple News Today
"We have been failed.” Gymnasts say FBI ignored sex abuse.

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 10:33


Four elite gymnasts testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, saying the FBI failed to protect them. The Washington Post reports that the athletes blasted the agency for mishandling an investigation into Nassar’s misconduct. President Biden announced that the U.S. will share its nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia. NPR breaks down the thinking behind this rare move. Even though casts of TV shows have become more diverse, the writers rooms behind them still don’t reflect what America looks like. The Atlantic describes how Black writers are often pressured to make Blackness palatable to white audiences at great personal cost. Some of the oldest-known painted pottery on Earth may have been used for beer. Ars Technica looks into a new analysis of 9,000-year-old Chinese vessels that indicate funerals back then were pretty boozy events.

Ferrall on the Bench
9-15-21 Hour 2

Ferrall on the Bench

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 44:05


Scott Ferrall continues to talk about the 30 for 30 "Once Upon A Time in Queens" and how incredible the fans were at Shea Stadium during their World Series Run and about the Women of USA Gymnastics testifying at Congress today about how the FBI ignored them about Larry Nassar

We Need 2 Talk
No Cap...?

We Need 2 Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 122:59


We're gathered here on these interwebs to celebrate the life of Felix's dearly departed Prius (0:01). The guys also dedicate their Cousins of the Week to the brave women of the U.S. Gymnastics Team (12:10). They remember the lives of Michael K. Williams and Norm Macdonald, and are reminded to be kind to people (36:40). The Boyz drop a new NFL segment called Cap Or No Cap (47:02). Lastly, the homies go deep into the Disney + Marvel animated show What If...?, and talk about the amazing Spiderman: No Way Home trailer (1:10:30).https://wn2tpod.buzzsprout.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wn2tpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wn2tpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/wn2tpod

The CJ Silas Show on ESPN Radio 1280
The CJ Silas Show (USA Gymnastics) 9-15-21

The CJ Silas Show on ESPN Radio 1280

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 50:19


CJ's fired up again, SImone Biles spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, USA Gymnastics/USOC & the FBI botched the Larry Nassar investigation, plus, her NFL picks. Thanks to all my partners: Dr. Daniel Lapidus & Larry Ackerman, Dr. Brad Kurgis of Kurgis Dermatology, California Fresh Markets, Rex Stevens @ The SLO Wellness Center, Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa, Joy of Shell Beach, & Michael Moore Sports Recovery.

Damon, Ratto & Kolsky
DRK - Hour 4 - 9.15.21

Damon, Ratto & Kolsky

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 44:43


Damon Bruce, Ray Ratto, and Matt Kolsky revisit their conversation with Alex Mack, discuss USA Gymnastics on Capitol Hill, Darin Ruf's amazing season, and more. Plus, What If Wednesday ends the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell, 09/15

CBS Evening News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 19:09


On tonight's CBS Evening News podcast -- former Olympians, including Simone Biles, testified about the sexual abuse they suffered by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, arguing the failure of institutions like the FBI. Also -- a CBS News exclusive. She survived Taliban bullets, now Malala Yousafzai tells Norah O'Donnell what she fears most for women in Afghanistan. And what she wants President Biden to do for them.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

John and Ken on Demand
John & Ken Show Hour 3 (09/15)

John and Ken on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 29:45


More on the recall election results as Gavin Newsom is still California's governor. There was a US Senate hearings regarding the former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. A man pooped in the freezer at a grocery store in Oklahoma.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and other gymnasts on how FBI 'betrayed' them, 'enabled' Nassar

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:12


The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from four elite U.S. gymnasts about the FBI's mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols criticized the agency and pressed lawmakers to demand further accountability for those they enabled Nassar. Amna Nawaz reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Geek Grills
I Own A Glue Gun, And I’m Not Afraid To Use It – Episode 207

Geek Grills

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 70:08


The Grills catch up, and then talk about the 2021 Olympics! New events, uniform controversies, and even Nerdy moments! Here are links for some of the stuff we chatted about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics (83) Why The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Are The Most Scandalous Yet! |⭐ OSSA – YouTube https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/tokyo-summer-olympics-uniform-controversies-1234887033/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Gymnastics_sex_abuse_scandal https://metro.co.uk/2017/03/04/muslim-swimmers-will-now-be-allowed-to-race-in-burkinis-6487404/

Chad Hartman
Marisa Kwiatkowski broke the USA Gymnastics story

Chad Hartman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:06


Marisa Kwiatkowski is one of the journalists from USA Today who broke the story on USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar. She joined us to react to today's riveting Congressional testimony. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Plan B Success
Being Resilient w/ Gary Buckmann, USA Gymnastics Coach

Plan B Success

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 25:34


Gary Buckmann never dreamed of working with 5 Olympic Gold medalists, especially when he was lying in a hospital bed paralyzed with a broken neck. Gary's life story is one of incredible healing and the power of the mind. In this "anything is possible" true story, Gary shares a highly engaging and inspiring story of overcoming a catastrophic injury that left him paralyzed for life, per all the expert doctors. Gary instead chose to harness the power of his mind to heal his body and spirit. His book, "Broken to Brilliant" is sure to inspire and change you! Tune in!

THE ED MYLETT SHOW
Cancel The Culture Of Abuse w/ Sarah Klein

THE ED MYLETT SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 46:10


SARAH KLEIN'S STORY IS DIFFICULT AND UNSETTLING to listen to, but if ever there was an episode of my podcast you need to hear, it's this one. You may not know who Sarah is yet, but there's a good chance YOU KNOW HER STORY. Sarah was a competitive gymnast who became the first known survivor of sexual abuse by former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. SHE WAS 8 WHEN NASSAR BEGAN MOLESTING HER IN 1988. Eventually, Sarah was among more than 150 women who confronted Nassar at his trial. With the help of her testimony and many others, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in January 2018. Sarah was also sexually abused by John Geddert, best known at one time as the head coach for the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic gymnastics team, which featured the Fierce Five, who took home the gold medal in London that year. Geddert worked closely with Nassar, but unlike Nassar, he escaped justice by committing suicide after being charged with two dozen crimes, including human trafficking, forced labor, and sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Sarah, now 40, is an attorney who has helped hundreds of other survivors of Nassar's abuse and has become a STAUNCH ADVOCATE for abuse survivors everywhere. Sarah's horrific experiences are painful, but they are not without PURPOSE. As a survivor, Sarah has FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE and INSIGHTS about protecting your children from becoming victims. She shares how your children can SPOT AN ABUSER'S RED FLAGS and what PARENTS AND CONCERNED ADULTS can do to help FIGHT against abuse. We also talk about the long-term effects of abuse on women's lives and how to help someone heal after they've gone through this kind of ordeal. Sexual abuse against girls, and boys for that matter, are hideous crimes. It's difficult to talk about, which means too often it's easy to pass it along as not your problem or my problem. BUT JUST THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE! If you suspect somebody is being abused, you have a DUTY to SPEAK UP and TAKE ACTION to protect those who can't defend themselves.

The Paul W. Smith Show
Marie Osborne ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

The Paul W. Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 7:39


September 2, 2021 ~ The WJR Senior News Analyst tells Paul that a USA Gymnastics settlement with hundreds of victims could be nearing completion in the Larry Nassar sex abuse case.

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – September 1, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 170:18


Trudi's victory lap, 9/11 specials on Netflix & Natty G, first date hiking death, Joe Rogan vs COVID, Britney Spears is still mad at her dad, and Aunt Becky's Olivia Jade returns... and makes us hungry.Drew really wants to know if that Tom Labuda customer that stiffed Tom Labuda ever had cancer. Check out Labuda's jet ski adventures.Jim Bentley vs Mike Broadwell: Bonerline Edition.The internet destroyed urban legends... but gave us conspiracy theories!9/11 20 Years Later: Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror is available on Netflix. 9/11: One Day in America is available on National Geographic aka NatGeo aka Natty G, Rosie O'Donnell will be interviewing the truthers that were cut from Spike Lee's film. Check out the amazing story of the dude who "surfed" down the North Tower.Joe Biden somehow stands by his Afghanistan exit strategy despite how bad the pull-out was bungled.Trudi takes a victory lap over Mike Richards downfall from Jeopardy!. Some people are thinking non-prescription-writing-Dr. Mayim Bialik is going to crash and burn as well.Reminder: Brian Williams told many whoppers.Benjamin Eugene Dagley got so mad at MSNBC that he travelled 1000 miles to tell them.Angela Tramonte went on a first date hike with Dario Dizdar and ended up dead. Conspiracies are brewing.SPORTS: A freshman quarterback at OSU just signed a 3 year mega-deal for his autographs. MSU QB Battle: Payton Thorne vs Anthony Russo. Cade McNamara wins the job at Michigan. The Alan Haller hiring at MSU isn't woke enough. USA Gymnastics offers $425,000,000 to make the Larry Nassar situation go away.Local Crime: A manhunt is underway for a 17-year-old accused of murder. You can hit and kill 4-year-olds and post bail in Detroit. The worst car thief ever is busted. Another FBI raid in Detroit.Things are going great for the Sackler family, as they get to keep all their money.Jamie Spears is trying to extort $2,000,000 from Britney. Britney continues to spin.Olivia Jade is joining Dancing with the Stars. We also get some hot chick on chick dancing action."Plandemic": COVID vs Michigan. Virginia Tech vs the unvaccinated. Gene Simmons has been infected. Joe Rogan got COVID and is treating it himself. AntiVaxMomma has been selling the shit out of fake vaccine cards... at least she spelled Moderna correctly. Joe Biden is not following the science and senior FDA officials are resigning.Trudi spoils the ending of The Serpent.Drew wants avocado toast so bad thanks to Olivia Jade.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

AP Audio Stories
USA Gymnastics eyes $425 million settlement with survivors

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 1:31


You Hate To See It
Drunken Jurors Ft The Brew Party: Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics Part 1

You Hate To See It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 81:10


Join Adam, Jeff, and Nick as they are joined by Andy from the Brew Party. They discuss the early life of Larry Nassar and the organization that allowed him to commit his crimes for as long as he did. To find us on social media click the link! Linktr.ee/youh82cit

The Experiment
Can America See Gymnasts for More Than Their Medals?

The Experiment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 31:35


Ever since Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven won Olympic gold in 1996, the U.S. women's gymnastics team has been a point of pride for many Americans. But over the past five years, athletes have been coming forward with allegations of widespread abuse in the sport. Former gymnasts say they were forced to train and compete with broken bones and that they were denied food. And dozens of women have testified that they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar, the former doctor who worked with the U.S. national team.  USA Gymnastics, the governing body for elite gymnastics in the United States, has said it's working hard to change the sport's culture, but many former gymnasts say it hasn't done enough. “We have coaches and institutions and organizations and a country, frankly, that prioritize money and medals over the bodies and souls of people,” says Rachael Denhollander, a former gymnast who was the first woman to come forward publicly with accusations against Nassar.  Now that we know the truth about how damaging elite gymnastics can be for young women and girls, should we change how we think about the sport? Denhollander says Simone Biles's decision to withdraw from several Olympic events might change how athletes see their own worth.  “That's going to entail a lot of hard conversations,” Denhollander says. “Do you have value and identity and worth outside of your gymnastics ability? If we really, truly understand that the answer to that is yes, that lays the foundation to be able to say, ‘I can't sacrifice my value, identity, the rest of my life for this one thing.'”  This week on The Experiment: When national glory comes at the expense of young women's bodies, can we still find a way to love the Olympics? This episode's guests include the Atlantic staff writer Emma Green and Rachael Denhollander, a lawyer and victims' advocate. Further reading: “The Gymnast Who Won't Let Her Daughters Do Gymnastics” A transcript of this episode will soon be made available. Please check back.  Apply for The Experiment's fall internship. Applications will be accepted through August 20, 2021.  Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at theexperiment@theatlantic.com. This episode was produced by Tracie Hunte and reported by Emma Green. Editing by Katherine Wells and Jenny Lawton. Fact-check by William Brennan. Sound design by David Herman, with additional engineering by Joe Plourde. Music by Keyboard (“The World Eating,” “Staying In,” “Ojima,” “Contractions,” and “My Atelier”), Ob (“Waif” and “Ghyll”), and Laundry (“Films” and “Phthalo Blue”), provided by Tasty Morsels and Nelson Nance. Additional audio from NBC Sports, NBC Nightly News, IndyStar, the Today show, The Ben Maller Show, and Dominique Moceanu.

Dad Genes: Exploring the DNA of Healthy Fathering
Youth Sports - Part 2 - Lessons Applied

Dad Genes: Exploring the DNA of Healthy Fathering

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 72:05


Part two of a two-part conversation on youth sports. We examine our efforts to introduce our children to athletics and discuss some of the benefits and the challenges that come with competition.**Content Warning: there are references to sexual assault of minors made in minutes 38-41 of the episode. Show Notes and Links- We discuss the violations of trust and the harmful impact of Larry Nassar on the women and girls of USA Gymnastics and Jerry Sandusky on Penn State Football players- Dedan shares his concerns related to Attenuated growth and female gymnasts.- Harris discusses his family's recent experience at a camp for kids and siblings with special health needs and the importance of an effective Allergy Action Plan. - Normally role-modelesque dad LeBron gives the ref at his son's game the blues.- Additional youth sports safety resources- Information connecting the dots between Football and Brain Injury- We may not be able to answer the question, "What is sportsmanship," but this young pitcher embodies it. - Bryan introduces us to the concept of Competitive empathy and  tennis phenoms Osaka & Gauff show us what it looks like.-Download the free Nike Training Club app and check out these NTC Family Workouts with your kid(s).Additional ResourcesOrganized Sports for KidsYouth Sports Facts: Benefits of Physical ActivityPros and Cons of Youth Sports ParticipationThe Pros and Cons of Youth Sports Aren't Only PhysicalWhy 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13Kids and Sports: 8 Things I Wish I'd Known When They StartedSports Meant So Much to Me. Why Wouldn't My Son Play?   Podcast - ESPN Daily - The Surprising Science Behind Epic Athletes (Re-Air) Commercial - NFL says 'Football is gay. Football is queer. Football is accepting.' The Trevor Project National Survey Email: info@dadgenespodcast.comIG: https://www.instagram.com/dadgenespodcast/

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
Hour 1: Popular TV Shows You Hate

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 53:58


Le Batard and the crew discuss popular TV shows that we hate, Mike Ryan making news reporting on the Miami Hurricanes and Rachael Denhollander joins us to discuss her book and the issues with USA Gymnastics. . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Reality Life with Kate Casey
Ep. - 380 - PRESSURE OF OLYMPIC GYMNASTS JEN SEY, FORMER USA ELITE GYMNAST CAISSIE ST. ONGE DISCUSSES WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE AND BENNIFER

Reality Life with Kate Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 44:32


Jennifer Sey is a former USA elite gymnast, a 6 time National team member, and was the 1986 US Women's All-Around National Gymnastics Champion. She was an Executive Producer of Athlete A, which recounts the shocking USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, in which more than 500 former patients of sports doctor Larry Nassar reported having been molested by over a period of several decades. She discusses the impact of recent pressures on American gymnasts including Simone Biles. Caissie St. Onge is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer who's worked for The Late Show with David Letterman, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and Busy Tonight. She discusses her theory about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck most recent paparazzi shots, and stories from behind the scenes of Watch What Happens Live and The Late Show With David Letterman. Reality Life with Kate CaseyPatreon: http://www.patreon.com/katecaseyCameo: https://cameo.com/katecaseyTwitter: https://twitter.com/katecaseyInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/katecaseycaTik Tok: http://www.tiktok.com/itskatecaseyClubhouse: @katecasey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113157919338245Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/shop/katecasey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Quick to Listen
Before Simone Biles Becomes Christians' Next Sports Metaphor

Quick to Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 63:12


After one vault on Tuesday, Simone Biles took herself out of the US gymnastics women's team competition. A day later, she withdrew from the all-around, “in order to focus on her mental health,” read a statement on the USA Gymnastics' Twitter account. Simone also blamed the twisties, where, as the Washington Post describes, athletes “lose control of their bodies as they spin through the air. Sometimes they twist when they hadn't planned to. Other times they stop midway through, as Biles did. And after experiencing the twisties once, it's very difficult to forget. Instinct gets replaced by thought. Thought quickly leads to worry. Worry is difficult to escape.” While the majority of fans have reacted to Biles' departure from these marquee competitions with support, it did draw scorn from some, who see her decision not to compete as quitting or a cop out. As with everything else these days, Biles' decision became part of the culture wars. And no doubt her decision will make its way into countless sermon illustrations this weekend. This week on the show, we wanted to talk about how our discussion of elite athletics shapes the way we think about Christian discipleship. And when we hear words like sacrifice and redemption in our culture, it's most often in a sports context. How is that shaping the way the church is talking about those words? Brian Gamel is a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor University's Faith and Sports Institute, where he is writing a book on athletic imagery in the New Testament. He also wrote a piece for Christian Scholar's Review earlier this year called “‘Whoever Wishes to Become Great' – Sports, Glory, and the Gospel.” Tim Dalrymple is the CEO and editor in chief of Christianity Today. He is also a former elite gymnast: When he was a sophomore at Stanford, he was the NCAA's top-ranked gymnast and a likely Olympics contender, until an accident on the high bar broke his neck and ended his athletic career. Gamel and Dalrymple joined global media manager Morgan Lee and executive editor Ted Olsen to discuss Paul's athletic metaphors, a biblical theology of the body and sport, and what it means to actually support athletes in your church.What is Quick to Listen? Read more Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Follow Tim Dalrymple on Twitter Email our guest: Brian_Gamel@baylor.edu Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Faith Ndlovu  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The News with Shepard Smith
Breakthrough Covid, Mystery Bird Disease, Olympic Gold and USA Gymnastics

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 50:12


Founder of Sports Medicine Analytics Research Team Dr. Robby Sikka discusses what's driving most of the breakthrough Covid cases he's studied. CNBC's Valerie Castro speaks to wildlife experts to learn more about the mysterious disease that's killing birds on the east coast. “Squawk Box” co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin helps us make sense of Robinhood's IPO today. Scientist Michael Mann explains “Earth Overshoot Day” and how climate change is manifesting itself across the globe. Plus, USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer Carly Patterson reacts to Suni Lee's impressive gold medal performance.

Speak For Yourself with Whitlock & Wiley
Aaron Rodgers' offseason, Russell Wilson, Simone Biles, USA Basketball, Andy Dalton vs. Justin Fields

Speak For Yourself with Whitlock & Wiley

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 91:40


00:00 Was Aaron Rodgers' offseason a success? 15:12 Will 2021 be Russell Wilson's “best year yet”? 25:57 USA Gymnastics statement: Simone Biles withdrew “in order to focus on her mental health.” 38:23 Expect USA basketball to cruise to a Gold Medal in Tokyo? 48:25 What impact will Randall Cobb have for the Packers? 1:02:45 Should the Dolphins be “excited” about Tua? 1:13:25 When do you expect Trey Lance to start for the 49ers? 1:20:38 Should Andy Dalton be the starter in Chicago?  1:25:54 Have we reached a resolution in the Aaron Rodgers saga? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
What Happened to Simone Biles?

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 28:08


On Tuesday morning, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics citing mental health concerns. Biles' move shocked most watchers but may reveal a deeper cultural shift happening within USA Gymnastics.  Guest: Rebecca Schuman, former gymnast and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: What Happened to Simone Biles?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 28:08


On Tuesday morning, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics citing mental health concerns. Biles' move shocked most watchers but may reveal a deeper cultural shift happening within USA Gymnastics.  Guest: Rebecca Schuman, former gymnast and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
What Next: What Happened to Simone Biles?

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 28:08


On Tuesday morning, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics citing mental health concerns. Biles' move shocked most watchers but may reveal a deeper cultural shift happening within USA Gymnastics.  Guest: Rebecca Schuman, former gymnast and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Toucher & Rich
Will Brinson from CBS Sports // USA Gymnastics Statement // The Stack - 7/27 (Hour 4)

Toucher & Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 40:53


(00:00) Will Brinson covers the NFL for CBSSports.com and joins Toucher & Rich to talk Stephon Gilmore reporting to camp, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers close to a restructuring, the Texans willing to hear trade offers for Deshaun Watson and much more! (18:19) The USA Gymnastic team has issued a statement regarding Simone Biles. (27:04) THE STACK Watch Toucher & Rich every morning on Twitch! Watch them live or whenever you want: Twitch.tv/thesportshub

The News with Shepard Smith
Vaccine Mandates, College Football, Tokyo Olympics and Team USA Gymnastics

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 49:27


Reporters in cities from coast to coast deliver the latest Covid coverage on vaccine requirements, mask mandates, and vaccine hesitancy. NBC's Dan De Luce reports on President Joe Biden's announcement about the U.S. military officially ending its combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. CNBC's Jabari Young reacts to the joint statement from Oklahoma and Texas on their intent to leave the Big 12. Plus, three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes discusses Team USA's women's gymnastics team and the progress of the athletes so far.

Dying to Ask
How Dr. Marcia Faustin Will Rebuild Trust After The Larry Nassar Gymnastics Scandal

Dying to Ask

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 20:20


If I asked you to name one Olympic or national team doctor, you could probably only name one and it's Larry Nassar. You know his name because of the sex abuse scandal that was revealed shortly after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Larry Nassar is the former face of the medical staff at USA Gymnastics who was accused of rampant sexual abuse masked as medical treatment. Hundreds of athletes came forward, including one of the stars of the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles. He will spend the rest of his life in prison. The scandal revealed the inner workings of a program that emphasized winning above all, including the physical and mental health of athletes. It forced a massive cultural change in coaching and in how medical services are handled for athletes. Dr. Marcia Faustin is part of that change. She is one of two USA Gymnastics Women's team doctors who will tend to athletes in Tokyo and beyond. On this Dying to Ask: How Dr. Faustin's background prepared her for this unique and high-profile role What the 2020 Tokyo Gymnastics Team needs from her and her co-doctor, Dr. Ellen Carey Why being bored is a sign of a good day at work at the Olympics  

The Oklahoma Breakdown with Ikard and Lehman
Dari Nowkhah on OU to the SEC + Winners/Losers of the Weekend: Tom Brady, Texas Legislature, Coach K + USA Gymnastics

The Oklahoma Breakdown with Ikard and Lehman

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 73:10


Dari Nowkhah joins Gabe Ikard and Teddy Lehman for an interview! (9:00). The SEC Network lead anchor and OU alum gives all of his thoughts on OU heading to the SEC. Gabe and Teddy give you their “Winners/Losers of the Weekend:” Tom Brady, Texas Legislature, Coach K and USA Gymnastics (47:48).  

The Journal.
Simone Biles Is USA Gymnastics' Biggest Star - And Critic

The Journal.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 17:53


Superstar gymnast Simone Biles could become the first woman since 1968 to repeat as the gold medalist in the individual all-around competition. But WSJ's Louise Radnofsky says that, for Biles, continuing to compete at the sport's highest level is also about keeping a spotlight on the crimes committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. As the last self-identified survivor on the team, Biles is still pushing for more answers from USA Gymnastics.