Appleman Interim Suspension Lifted

By USA Diving | Aug. 27, 2018, 2:31 p.m. (ET)

Late Friday August 24, 2018, USA Diving was notified by the US Center for SafeSport of the following decision with respect to “previously received allegations that John Appleman engaged in behaviors that may constitute a violation(s) of the SafeSport Code. The Center has completed its inquiry into those allegations and has determined that, based on the information and evidence currently available, the Center is not proceeding with any further inquiry or investigation at this time and the matter is now closed. Per the SafeSport Code, if the Center learns of additionally relevant information or evidence, it may reopen the matter for further inquiry and/or investigation.”

Now that the US Center for SafeSport, which had exclusive jurisdiction over the matter, has closed its investigation regarding Mr. Appleman, USA Diving is withdrawing its interim suspension of him and reinstating his membership effective immediately.  USA Diving is also reinstating Mr. Appleman as a member of the Committee for Competitive Excellence and the Chairman of the Junior Diving Sub-Committee.