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Magic Johnson: Anyone in Nassar Cover Up at MSU Should Be Fired

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:24 AM

Earvin "Magic" Johnson said on Twitter Monday that anyone involved in a Michigan State University cover up to allow disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to continue to working there should be fired.

Johnson, the Hall of Fame basketball player and one of Michigan State's most visible alumni, said he and his wife Cookie Johnson supported Nassar's victims.

MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis both resigned last week after Nassar, a physician at the university who treated student-athletes and community members, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years after admitting to abusing girls and women under his care, MLive.com and National Public Radio reported.

Nassar worked at Michigan State from 1997 to 2016 and received his osteopathic medical degree there in 1993, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Nassar was also the former national team doctor for USA Gymnastics, treating many of the country's top female gymnasts. Gold medal-winning gymnasts Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber were two of the more than 100 females who gave witness impact statements against Nassar before he was sentenced, Reuters reported.

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo found himself in hot water last week when he expressed support Simon, saying there was "no way I could waver on the support for my administration or my president."

That brought an angry response from Raisman's mother, Lynn Raisman, on Twitter.

Johnson in a Twitter post appeared to remain supportive of Izzo.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson said on Twitter Monday that anyone involved in a Michigan State University cover up to allow disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to continue to working there should be fired.
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