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Paul J. Batura

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Does Outcry Over Al Trautwig’s Comments Actually Hurt the Adoption Movement?

Late Sunday night, longtime sports commentator Al Trautwig, one of NBC’s announcers for women’s gymnastics, ignited a firestorm when discussing the family of three-time world champion, Simone Biles. In the midst of the broadcast, Mr. Trautwig referred to Nellie and Ron Biles as Simone’s “grandparents” – something that was technically true, though not entirely accurate.