USA Gymnastics’ director of sports medicine lasts just 1 day

Simone Biles tweeted her disbelief when Edward Nyman was hired

Simone Biles tweeted her disbelief when Edward Nyman was hired

Edward Nyman was appointed to the position Monday, but USA Gymnastics said his "employment would not continue due to a conflict of interest".

The federal lawsuit filed Monday in Indianapolis alleges USA Gymnastics knows or should know the identities of many abuse survivors who hadn't filed claims by Monday's deadline in the bankruptcy case.

The question of why any such conflict was not made apparent during the hiring process was put to USA Gymnastics - which responded that it could not comment further as it was a personnel matter.

Nyman's one-day employment marks the third time since August that a USAG management hire lasted less than a week.

But USA Gymnastics released a subsequent statement saying Nyman's departure "was not based on any comments made on social media platforms or anywhere else".

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"My goal is to strengthen and grow the trust of the greater gymnastics community through transparency and open communication with all stakeholders", Nyman said. A number of them were abused by Larry Nassar. She had touted the hire as "important because it is critical for our becoming more athlete-centric". None of them were consulted about this pick. "In accordance with our employment policies, we can not comment further on this personnel matter".

Survivors, many of whom were abused or molested despite the presence of a parent or coach, called her comments insensitive and she tweeted an apology. He holds a Ph.D. Nyman finished his post-doctoral training as a research fellow in the Division of Biomedical Physics for the United States Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Leung said on the show she was treated by Nassar for an injury in 1989 but was not abused by him because her coach was in the room. At least not at USA Gymnastics. "I can not know all necessary steps to take until I hear their stories, and hope they will have a dialogue with us regarding athlete safety and well-being going forward".

The latest mis-step comes less than two months after Li Li Leung, a former National Basketball Association executive, took over on March 8 as president and chief executive. His replacement, Kerry Perry, lasted less than a year, stepping down under heavy scrutiny from the U.S. Olympic Committee in September.

Mary Bono resigned as USAG's interim president in October after four days on the job following backlash from prominent gymnasts over her stance against Colin Kaepernick and ties to a law firm that worked with Nassar, who is serving 175 years in prison for child pornography and serially sexually abusing gymnasts under his care as a team doctor over the course of decades.

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