More athletes make sexual misconduct claims against former OSU physician

Dr. Richard Strauss photo (Courtesy: The Lantern)

New details were announced Thursday on the investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against a former university-employed doctor.

Ohio State University said in a release that athletes from six additional teams reported sexual misconduct from Dr. Richard Strauss. The 15 total sports include; baseball, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling.

Strauss was employed by the university from the mid-1970s to the 1990s. He died in 2005.

Perkins Coie has been charged with identifying and evaluating the allegations made against Strauss.

Perkins Coie's team has conducted or scheduled more than 130 interviews with individuals reported to have information relevant to the investigation per the university.

Ohio State has asked that anyone with information about incidents relating to Strauss and his time at Ohio State contact investigators at

The university said the identity of those who contact Coie will be treated with the utmost confidence and sensitivity permitted by law, and individuals may report anonymously if they wish.

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