More than 100 former students have told investigators they were victims of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State University doctor employed by its athletic department and medical staff for almost two decades, the university said on Friday. Strauss, who died of suicide in 2005, was the team doctor from 1978 to 1995. Snyder-Hill recalls that Strauss also did a genital exam and pressed himself into him, at which point the patient realized the doctor had an erection. Dailey said he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan at the time, but he said Jordan took part in conversations where Strauss' abuse of many other team members came up. The law firm Sauder Schelkopf is seeking to represent all the students and athletes "treated" by Strauss in his two decades at the school, from the late '70s to the late '90s - a number they estimate will amount to "at least 1,500".
In May, Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle lawsuits brought by more than 300 gymnasts who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of the disgraced doctor.
Smith has been on Meyer's staff since he became Ohio State's head coach in 2012, is a 2007 graduate of Florida who also has been an assistant coach Marshall in 2010 and Temple in 2011.
The university announced the investigation in April after allegations about Strauss were brought forward this year. The wrestlers' lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages. But he said he did speak with former wrestling coach Russ Hellickson about voyeurism in the showers.
Snyder-Hill's complaint was first reported by The Columbus Dispatch.
Dr. Richard Strauss in an undated file photo.
"I specifically remember people joking that you didn't want Dr. Strauss because of the in-depth hernia checks", he said.
"I don't believe them at all", President Donald Trump told reporters earlier this month when asked about the accusations levied against Jordan and the congressman's subsequent denial.
Strauss' personnel file at Ohio State indicates he previously did research, taught or practiced medicine at Harvard University, Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii.
"We are aware of reports that individuals at the university did not respond appropriately during that era", the statement said. The UH spokesman said officials found little information related to Strauss beyond employment records saying he was an associate professor for two years starting in 1972.