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    USA Gymnastics Chief Resigns Amid Criticism

    Mary Bono stepped down yesterday just four days after her appointment as interim president and CEO of the sport’s governing body. A former Republican congresswoman from California, the 57-year-old had been criticized for her connection to a law firm accused of helping hide information about disgraced Olympic doctor and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. She’d also drawn anger over a tweet slamming Nike’s ad campaign featuring NFL protest leader Colin Kaepernick. In a statement, Bono said the “personal attacks” against her would have made her “a liability for the organization.”

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