Sports at a glance
Geddert faces investigation
LANSING, Mich. — Former U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team coach John Geddert is facing a criminal investigation following the final sentencing of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls at Geddert’s elite gymnastics club in Michigan.
The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that people recently came forward with complaints against Geddert, 60. The office declined to elaborate on the number of complaints, when exactly they were filed or their nature, citing the ongoing investigation.
Geddert until recently owned and operated Twistars, a gym in Dimondale near Lansing where Nassar offered treatments on Monday nights. During Nassar’s two recent sentencing hearings, some victims complained that Geddert was physically abusive, was indifferent to injuries and forced them to see Nassar.
Georgia QB goes west
SEATTLE — Washington officially announced former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is transferring to the Huskies.
Eason was a five-star recruit from Lake Stevens High School near Seattle. He signed with Georgia in 2016 and started as a freshman, but injured his knee in last season’s opener and never could regain his starting job from freshman Jake Fromm. Georgia went to the national title game with Fromm and soon after Eason said he was transferring back home.
Eason passed for 2,458 yards and 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions in 16 games for Georgia.
He will have sit out this season to fulfil NCAA requirements, but he would be on target to replace senior Jake Browning in 2019.
Iowa coach settles suit
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed.
The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation’s longest-tenured college football coach and his wife faced claims that their extensive efforts to guard their privacy came at the expense of the three other families living along Saddle Club Road outside Iowa City.
Neighbors sued after the couple refused to join their homeowners’ association, ignored a $9,500 assessment for road repairs, and erected privacy fencing, trees and landscaping along the road in a shared easement.
Ferentz — who has long been Iowa’s highest-paid public employee and is expected to earn $5.2 million this year — was expected to testify during the trial, which could have tarnished his nice-guy image.
PNC Bank ups sponsorship
Chip Ganassi needed a sponsor for his star IndyCar driver and refused to compromise the value of Scott Dixon simply to slap any company name on the side of the car.
Little did the team owner know he only had to look in his own hometown for a solution.
PNC Bank on Tuesday announced an increased partnership with Ganassi in which the Pittsburgh-based institution will be the primary sponsor for Dixon. The car was unveiled in Indianapolis.
Ganassi still lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh, went to the same high school as PNC Chairman Bill Demchak and opened his first account with the bank as a teenager.
That relationship led to an initial partnership between PNC and the Ganassi organization that began in 2014. PNC brought corporate clients to IndyCar races.
The Associated Press