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Wrestlers Sue Ohio State Over Late Doctor's Sexual Misconduct

Wrestlers Sue Ohio State Over Late Doctor's Sexual Misconduct

The school has repeatedly said that allegations that officials didn't appropriately respond to concerns about Strauss are troubling and are a key focus of the ongoing, independent investigation.

Over 200 former students and university employees have been interviewed by independent investigators reviewing allegations against Richard Strauss involving male athletes from 14 sports as well as his work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office, University President Michael Drake said.

Earlier this month on "Special Report", Jordan flatly denied the claim, saying that "it's false" and that if it were true, the situation would have been dealt with.

Snyder-Hill said he told the officials he wanted to be notified if they ever got another complaint about Strauss, and he never heard more about it.

Several former wrestlers accused Jordan of doing nothing after hearing reports that Strauss was sexually abusing wrestlers.

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Speaking on "America's Newsroom", Jordan told Bill Hemmer that wrestlers and coaches alike have expressed the same stance. A law firm is investigating allegations about alleged sexual abuse by the now-dead physician and what Ohio State knew at the time. He has received support from Speaker Paul D. Ryan and members of the the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus that he co-founded. Attorneys filed a massive class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in OH on behalf of an as-yet-unnamed former OSU wrestler.

Ohio State said it is reviewing the lawsuit but didn't comment further about it.

Former wrestling team captain Dave Mulvin has said he raised concerns to another doctor at the student health center back in the late 1970s after Strauss fondled him during an exam. Mulvin said the other doctor shrugged it off.

Fox News' Bill Hemmer told viewers he takes Jordan at his word, and asked why the allegations are coming out now.

"The head coach Jordan worked for, Russ Hellickson, admits he knew Dr. Strauss was acting inappropriately with wrestlers on his team and confronted him about it", Talking Points Memo reported last week. He killed himself in 2005.

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