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Breaking their silence: Why has US sport been rocked by a series of child abuse scandals?

Added 05-29-20 09:37:02am EST - “The world of US sport has been left stunned by a string of scandals after hundreds of elite athletes came forward to reveal they were sexually abused by coaches, senior team members or doctors when they were children.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Breaking their silence: Why has US sport been rocked by a series of child abuse scandals?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A recent child abuse row in US hockey has become the latest ugly twist in a lengthy saga which has undermined the credibility of youth sport in the country.

READ MORE: 'He groomed us': Bellator champ and sister claim 'disgusting' coach offered schoolgirls cash for sex acts in campaign of abuse

USA Hockey President Jim Smith has reportedly been under investigation amid claims that he mishandled sexual abuse allegations in the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI).

Longtime AHAI coach Tom Adrahtas has been accused of abusing several junior players in the 1980s, when Smith was serving as AHAI president.

BREAKING: USA Hockey President Jim Smith under investigation for handling of abuse allegations https://t.co/umqPoDwdDg

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