OSU Has Over 100 Firsthand Accounts of Misconduct by Dr. Strauss

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University says it has over 100 firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by former athletics physician, Dr. Richard Strauss.

The university updating the status of the independent investigation on Friday, saying they have conducted interviews with over 200 former students and staff regarding the conduct of Dr. Strauss.

He was associated with the university between the late 1970's and the late 1990's. Investigators expect to conduct more than 100 more interviews, and remain in contact with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

“We are grateful to those who have come forward and remain deeply concerned for anyone who may have been affected by Dr. Strauss’ actions,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “We remain steadfastly committed to uncovering the truth.”

The university opened their investigation in April, and asked anyone with information to come forward. Dr. Strauss was affiliated with over a dozen varsity sports teams during his time at Ohio State, before his death in 2005.

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