Michigan St athletic director steps down in Nassar fallout

  • In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Michigan State University athletics director Mark Hollis, right, and president Lou Anna Simon watch the action during an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, in East Lansing, Mich. Hollis has built a reputation on the foundation of innovation at Michigan State, putting hockey and basketball games in football stadiums. His legacy, though, may be marred by Larry Nassar. A day after Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigned amid an outcry over the school’s handling of allegations against the disgraced doctor, Hollis’ future as its athletic director may be tenuous. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis tearfully announced his retirement Friday, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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