37 Former Athletes Sue OSU In Doctor Abuse Case
Thirty-seven former Ohio State University student-athletes — including more than two dozen football players — filed suit against OSU on Wednesday in U.S. District Court, claiming the university turned a blind eye to sexual misconduct by physician Richard Strauss for 19 years.
The lawsuit alleges that Strauss abused the students during pre-season physicals and sexually harassed the men in locker rooms and showers at Larkins Hall, where many teams had practice facilities.
“On information and belief, OSU assigned Strauss a locker in every room used by teams based in Larkins Hall,” the complaint says.
It also says some wrestlers were abused or assaulted as many as 50 times. Former wrestler Michael DiSabato is the only named plaintiff while 36 others are “John Does,” including 26 former football players.
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