Ohio State team doctor abused 177+ athletes, it was covered up

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‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school Friday.

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

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The report concluded that scores of Ohio State personnel knew of complaints and concerns about Strauss’ conduct as early as 1979 but failed for years to investigate or take meaningful action.
 
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Unless that asshole had a really good eye as to who would be a compliant victim, how at some point some college aged athlete in his physical prime didn't just flip out and go to pound town on that guy . . . .
 
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Unless that asshole had a really good eye as to who would be a compliant victim, how at some point some college aged athlete in his physical prime didn't just flip out and go to pound town on that guy . . . .
You can't always expect victims to attack their molesters, even if they are men, and especially if they are subject to a system willing to turn a blind eye and make it the implied norm.
 

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Unless that asshole had a really good eye as to who would be a compliant victim, how at some point some college aged athlete in his physical prime didn't just flip out and go to pound town on that guy . . . .
Probably the same reasons you rarely hear about players flipping out on coaches for all the other abusive behavior that athletes often endure. They've been conditioned since they were children to obey (sports) officials, and that there will be severe consequences if they question (sports) authorities. Getting cut from the team can be as effective a threat as getting cut with a knife.

Combine this conditioning, and the conditioning to stoically endure any and all forms of hazing, with the threat of taking away their position in the sport, and with blatant homophobia, and it all adds up to a situation where the physical dominance of an athlete doesn't impact the situation very much.

If they don't do what the doc says, they'll get cut from the team. If they don't endure this "hazing", they won't be viewed as strong enough to be on the team. If they complain the coach might bench them. If they tell anyone what happened, they'll be labeled "gay". For most college athletes, sports is their life, and upsetting the system risks losing everything they consider important in their lives.
 
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