USA Skateboarding Statement - Neal Hendrix SafeSport Interim Suspension
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve allegations of any alleged misconduct on behalf of USA Skateboarding personnel as a USOC-recognized governing body. Neal Hendrix is under an interim suspension as of October 19, 2018 and as such is prohibited from participating in any activities related to the United States Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, including USA Skateboarding, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
USA Skateboarding is fully cooperating with the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s investigation of the allegations placed upon Neal Hendrix. The safety of the athletes, staff and board members is our number one priority, and we support SafeSport’s decision of an interim suspension while the investigation is being conducted. It is our expectation that SafeSport will fully investigate and reach a prompt resolution that maintains the safety and well-being of all involved.
Athlete Safety Policy
USA Skateboarding is committed to maintaining cooperative work, training and sports environments in which there exists mutual respect for all athletes, filmers, team managers, managers, coaches, judges and other officials, and for all USAS directors, officers, employees and volunteers. USAS is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its athletes and participants involved in sport, free of misconduct.
All reports of sexual misconduct in the national governing bodies of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements must be reported to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Reports of child abuse require reporting to law enforcement as well as the U.S. Center for SafeSport. All reports of non-sexual misconduct should be reported to the National Governing Body.
CLICK HERE to report sexual misconduct to the Center. Reports can also be made to the Center at (720) 531-0340.
Report non-sexual misconduct to USA Skateboarding using the form below. To make an anonymous report leave the name and email fields blank.
Date of Action
SafeSport Code Allegations of Misconduct
Body Taking Action
U.S. Center for SafeSport
Interim suspension pending full hearing
USA Skateboarding abides by the Center’s policies and procedures and are thus subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Center’s policies and procedures are guided by the SafeSport Code, which can be found at www.safesport.org.
Sanctions issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport may be accessed utilizing this link: https://safesport.org/userviolations/search.
Please note, sanctions issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport may be reflected in the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s disciplinary records prior to inclusion on USASkateboarding.net.
About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national independent non-profit organization. The Center believes that all athletes deserve to participate in sports free from any form of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. The Center provides response and resolution services within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements and provides education and training to coaches, administrators, athletes, parents and sports organizations.