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MSU Athletic Trainers Face Complaints Tied to Nassar

Jason Scott

Two Michigan State athletic trainers are facing complaints that they gave false statements in connection to the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.

WLNS reports that Destiny Teachnor-Hauk and Lianna Hadden are being served with “administrative complaints” by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of the Attorney General for allegedly denying to investigators that students told them about their discomfort around Nassar. According to WLNS, evidence turned up throughout the investigation found that those denials were false.

The administrative complaints are actions on against the duo’s athletic trainer licenses in the state. The Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers disciplinary subcommittee will determine what if any action should be taken. Punishments could include a fine, probation, or limits of their licsenses, including suspension or revocation.

“We’ve made it clear before and we’re making it clear again today: lying to law enforcement officers engaged in an investigation is unacceptable,” attorney general Dana Nessel said in announcing the complaints.

Teachnor-Hauk and Hadden are both still employed by MSU, but school officials in a statement said that they were aware of the complaints and are “reviewing the findings and taking the complaint seriously.”

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