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MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis steps down

Michigan State University Athletic Director Mark Hollis has stepped down in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Hollis has been in the job for 10 years. He said he was not asked to retire.

His announcement came this morning, two days after MSU President Lou Anna Simon stepped down amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Nassar.

Nassar was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting girls and student athletes for years.

The NCAA sent a letter of inquiry to MSU on Tuesday, announcing an investigation into MSU’s handling of the Nassar allegations, and Hollis said in a statement Wednesday that MSU would "cooperate with any investigation."

Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Public since May 2007.
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