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Finally, legislation gets tough enough on sports-related assault

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Last updated 8/8/2019 at 8:50am

Last week, spurred by the crimes of former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, two U.S. Senators released a 235-page report summarizing an 18-month investigation into sexual abuse in sports.

But the senators — one a Democrat from Connecticut, the other a Republican from Kansas — haven’t stopped there. Richard Blumenthal and Jerry Moran have also released a bill that goes beyond the benign admonitions of past legislation and instead details concrete steps to prevent crimes like Nassar’s from happening again and from going undetected for so long.

The bill would require the U.S. Ol...

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