I don’t understand this story at all.
Richard Strauss, a now-deceased doctor who worked at Ohio State University, sexually abused at least 177 male student athletes and probably more during his two decades at the institution. Yet the worst consequences he suffered was a short suspension. When he retired, Ohio State gave him an honorary title.
Many, many administrators, coaches and students knew about the ongoing abuse, which included fondling athletes’ genitals, performing sex acts on them and making lewd comments during exams. According to an investigative report released last week, none of them took decisive action. Of the 177 victims, 153 were student athletes or students affiliated with athletic programs at Ohio State, including 48 members of the wrestling program, 16 from gymnastics, 15 from swimming and diving, 13 from soccer, 10 from lacrosse and seven each from hockey, track and field and baseball.
Some students told officials about Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 (GOOD), but the complaints were ignored. The report on the investigation,conducted by the Perkins Coie law firm concludes that Strauss’s abuse was an “open secret” on campus and athletes came to accept it as a form of “hazing.”
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