Mary Bono was the interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics for just four days before resigning from the position.

Not long after Bono was selected as USA Gymnastics president, two of the sport’s biggest names spoke out in opposition.

As ESPN reports, five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles voiced her concerns after Bono tweeted about Nike’s newest campaign featuring former professional football player, Colin Kaepernick.

The former Republican U.S. Representative for California’s 45th congressional district tweeted a photo of herself blacking out the Nike logo on her golf shoes.

Biles tweeted in response to Bono’s since-deleted tweet:

*mouth drop* don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything

Biles’ teammate, six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, also spoke out against Bono as the organization’s president.

As ESPN reported, Raisman “questioned Bono’s association with the law firm, Faegre Baker Daniels.” Faegre Baker Daniels is the same firm that advised USA Gymnastics during Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse trial.

Raisman wrote:

My teammates & I reported Nassar’s abuse to USAG in 2015. We now know USOC & lawyers at Faegre Baker Daniels (Mary Bono’s firm) were also told then, yet Nassar continued to abuse children for 13 months!? Why hire someone associated with the firm that helped cover up our abuse?

Clearly this is not a “new” USAG. Same corrupt decisions. Perhaps it’s because true accountability is less likely if authority is placed in the hands of someone similarly motivated to avoid it …

Survivors, current gymnasts, families, coaches, gymnastics community & fans deserve better. We can’t move forward until we know exactly what happened. USAG take accountability, be transparent, release all your documents & data. PLEASE tell the truth. This is so devastating.

To the gymnastics community & the fans who have been so supportive, thank you. I find a lot of strength in your support & fight to help us. We see you & appreciate you so much. We are lucky to have great fans 🙂

USAG…. we are impatiently waiting…. We want answers. USOC are you just going to sit back and not say or do anything, AGAIN?

She then added:

Following the backlash, and just four days after she was appointed as USA Gymnastics’ president, Bono resigned from the position.

She said in a statement explaining her resignation:

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.

My regret is that I would have brought to the organization, the angst and anger of my own story: a young aspiring gymnast who witnessed first-hand the assaulting behavior of a coach; watched peers who acquiesced in it move ahead while those who didn’t were left behind, and myself stayed silent— perhaps the norm then, but very troubling to me to this day. I would have brought a fire in the belly to ensure that one as taken with gymnastics as I was at that age, should have to choose between abuse and ambition, or between properly speaking out and promoting personal success.

My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization. With respect to Mr. Kaepernick, he nationally exercised his first amendment right to kneel. I exercised mine: to mark over on my own golf shoes, the logo of the company sponsoring him for “believing in something even if it means sacrificing everything” — while at a tournament for families who have lost a member of the armed services (including my own brother-in-law, a Navy SEAL) who literally “sacrificed everything.” It was an emotional reaction to the sponsor’s use of that phrase that caused me to tweet, and I regret that at the time I didn’t better clarify my feelings. That one tweet has now been made the litmus test of my reputation over almost two decades of public service.

I remain as dedicated as ever to the sport of gymnastics and its devotees. I hope USAG will do all it can to support them.

After making her statement public, Raisman later tweeted at Bono saying how sorry she was for the alleged abuse she experienced while a member of the sport.

She wrote:

Ms Bono, I’m truly sorry for what you experienced in the sport. Please know, my objection to your hiring was not personal. The stakes are high in our sport right now, & it’s essential new leadership be disconnected from the influences that allowed these terrible things to happen.

Raisman later continued:

The Olympic family fails us again. Another poor hire + familiar statements. Don’t worry, USAG/USOC will search for the right leader…again. Meanwhile, gymnasts prepare for World Championships during another organizational leadership crisis. But hey, athletes are the top priority.

Bono is the widow of singer Sonny Bono. She is currently married to former astronaut Stephen Oswald.

It remains unclear who will replace Bono as the CEO of USAG.

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