According to CBS sister station WWMT, an investigation into sexual assault allegations made against an Ohio State sports physician who committed suicide in 2005 found that school leaders, including former coach and now Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), were aware of the concerns at the time.
Richard Strauss sexually abused at least 177 men between 1979 and 1997, nearly his whole career at Ohio State, and affected athletes across 16 sports and patients at the university’s student health center and his private clinic.
Many of the victims stated that the doctor groped them inappropriately during physical examinations. Athletes joked about his behavior in locker rooms, where he sometimes stared at them, and gave him nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.”
Ohio State President Michael Drake expressed "profound regret and sincere apologies to each person who endured Strauss' abuse” upon releasing the report. He cited “fundamental failure” on the part of the institution. More than 20 members of the school’s staff and officials, including Rep. Jim Jordan, had knowledge of the accusations against Strauss during his career at Ohio State, but didn’t do anything to stop him.
Strauss took his own life in 2005.