TALLAHASSEE, FL: The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has hired Ron Sachs Communications to handle its PR and crisis response to sex abuse claims against former president and executive director Bobby Dodd.
The organization and interim president Louis Stout have issued a statement about the allegations and posted a video on its website.
“Recently, AAU has been made aware of serious allegations about our former president, Bobby Dodd, dating back more than 30 years. “Frankly, we are shocked and deeply concerned about these serious allegations and we have taken active, appropriate steps to address them."
The AAU has said it began an independent investigation into the matter. Dodd has retired from the organization for health reasons.