Gymnastics

Riley McCusker sues her coach

Tokyo Olympic hopeful Riley McCusker has filed a lawsuit against her former coach Maggie Haney.

Haney, who previously coached Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, was suspended for 8 years by USA Gymnastics in April of 2020 after a panel found she had emotionally and verbally abused gymnasts.

In the lawsuit filed in late October, McCusker alleges Haney forced her to train on a fractured hip; multiple foot fractures; a torn shoulder ligament; and to continue “strenuous training” while suffering from exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis, a potentially life threatening condition effecting the kidneys. …

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