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Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing

In this Feb. 26, 2014 photo, USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. (Ron Jenkins / Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Rhonda Faehn, the former women’s program director, is scheduled to appear. So is Lou Anna Simon, the former president at Michigan State, where Nassar also worked.

It’s a rescheduled hearing from last week. It was postponed because Penny didn’t agree to appear and former team coordinator Martha Karolyi said she couldn’t attend because of health reasons. Karolyi is not on the witness list for Tuesday’s hearing. Penny stepped down in March 2017. He’s named as a defendant in a number of lawsuits by Olympic gymnasts who were abused by Nassar.