USA Gymnastics Interim CEO Mary Bono Resigns Following Criticism of Tweet Slamming Nike


The interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics has stepped down following controversy over a tweet of hers that took a shot at Nike.

Former Congresswoman Mary Bono––who had been named interim president and CEO mere days ago––was not happy with Nike’s ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick and she tweeted (then later deleted) this:

After taking down the tweet, Bono posted these comments:

Bono received a lot of criticism for that tweet, including from Olympian Simone Biles:

In addition, Olympian Aly Raisman called out Bono over her connection to the Larry Nassar cover-up:

Today Bono announced she is resigning, saying in a statement, “It is with profound regret, coupled with a deep love for the sport of gymnastics and respect for those who aspire to be great gymnasts, that I today tendered my resignation as the interim CEO of USA Gymnastics.”

You can watch CNN’s report above.

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