Michigan States lack of true leadership
Something that shouldn't get lost in the coming days and weeks as the Michigan State scandal continues to unfold is the facing former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics trainer Larry Na sar in court before he was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.It's impo sible to click their pictures, to listen to their accounts, without getting choked up and <a href="https://www.hoastrosshop.com/houston-astros/jose-cruz-jr-jersey">Jose Cruz Jr. Jersey</a> asking how this could happen. What if that had been my daughter? That's right about the time we declare something like this can never again and yet somehow it does.MORE: Those in charge often say these student-athletes are like sons and daughters. But in this instance, those in power failed. Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon, the athletic department and the board of trustees all did so with their tone-deaf responses to the victims of <a href="https://www.hoastrosshop.com/houston-astros/carlos-correa-jersey">Carlos Correa Jersey</a> this case. USA Gymnastics failed too, so much so that the United States Olympic Commi sion asked for and received the resignations of everyone on the board of directors. Attitude reflects leadership and, top to bottom, that attitude seems to have been dismi sive, poor or simply not thorough enough.Na sar could have been stopped. , "Former MSU softball player Tiffany Thomas-Lopez says she told three athletic trainers about Na sar in 2000. Two of them reportedly remain employed by MSU." Another found MSU in 2014 concluded Na sar exposed patients to unnece sary trauma based on the po sibility of perceived inappropriate sexual misconduct 14 years after Thomas-Lopez came forward, and two years before Na sar was terminated at the school.It's never just one person's fault, but when just one person can't stop the damage, the end result at least in this case is tear-filled testimonies in front of a shocked courtroom and a rightfully angry <a href="https://www.hoastrosshop.com/houston-astros/craig-biggio-jersey">Craig Biggio Jersey</a> social media mob demanding a complete house-cleaning. Look at those pictures again. The university enabled Na sar. Sound familiar? That's because Michigan State isn't the first.We went through this with Penn State. Were still going through it with Baylor. Unacceptable, yet somehow still happening. Everyone must be fired. Lack of institutional control. Death penalty.MORE: Against that backdrop, this might be the most important investigation yet, a tone-setter that ends the plausible-deniability, look-the-other-way culture that has been the underbelly of big-time college sports for decades. That's no longer an excuse, no matter how much school pride comes with it. Michigan State failed. But now <a href="https://www.hoastrosshop.com/houston-astros/justin-verlander-jersey">Justin Verlander Jersey</a> , more than ever, theres an opportunity for real leadership to take root.That's the follow through: Where do we go from here? The mob ultimately could determine whether Izzo and Dantonio will be around to help with the clean-up at Michigan State. Theyre two of the most succe sful coaches in their respective sports, and neither has any intention of resigning. But will they be fired? If so, by whom? How will Michigan State define a fresh start in the wake of this <a href="https://www.hoastrosshop.com/houston-astros/dallas-keuchel-jersey">Dallas Keuchel Jersey</a> scarlet-letter scandal? Students showing up to the Breslin Center Friday night in teal T-shirts in support of the Na sar survivors was at least a start.The clock has started on how long it will take to restore integrity in the wake of Raisman and others facing Na sar in open court. That brought out all those visceral threads that could either tighten or tear down an entire university. Those victims chose to lead when so many others around them failed.Now it's somebody else's turn to take the front.Think about the true leadership and courage it took to do what those victims did in open court. Look at those pictures one more time. Don't ever lose that image.And never let this happen again.