NBC Announcer Al Trautwig Apologizes To Simone Biles’ Parents For Disrespectful Comments
NBC Rio Olympics gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig apologized to Simon Biles‘ parents on Monday after making disrespectful comment towards them during the Olympic Games. Trautwig tweeted that Biles’ parents were actually not her parents and that they shouldn’t be referred to as such. He later apologized to Simone’s parents for his insensitive comment and deleted the tweets.
Ron Niles, who is Simone Biles’ maternal grandfather, adopted Simone and her sister Adria back in 2001 because of issues his daughter, Shanon Biles was having with alcohol. Since then Ron Biles and his wife Nellie have been Simone’s legal caretakers.