LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — National Amateur Athletic Union president Louis Stout has died at the age of 73.
AAU spokesman Ron Sachs says Stout died early Sunday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Sachs says Stout had been hospitalized for about a week with an unspecified illness.
Stout took over the Amateur Athletic Union after the group's former president, Bobby Dodd, was accused by two former basketball players of molesting them as children in Memphis and other locations in the 1980s.
Under Stout's leadership, measures were implemented to protect athletes, including background checks required for all adults involved in AAU activities. Policies and procedures were designed to ensure that young athletes are never left alone with an adult.