Honestly, for most of us, this sport fades into obscurity until the Summer Olympics roll around, but the Valdez case is worth some attention.
John Valdez was a gymnastics coach at the University of Illinois, until he decided he’ll make some soft-core porn tapes by recording the women gymnast in their lockeroom. The recording device was found in a locker by a woman gymnast back in September.
Though Valdez has lost his job due to the incident, earlier in the week he received a favorable sentence, 2 years probation and 50 hours of community service, that’s it.
Does Valdez actions surprise anyone? Not me, he got caught but I’m sure he’s not the only gymnastics coach that has desired to, attempted to or actually maintained improper relationships with female gymnasts. Besides the love of the sport, being around several fit and attractive 18-22 yr. old girls wouldn’t be considered a con when considering a career. For the perverted coaches, it’s probably the main attraction.