Family of ex-Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating with investigation
The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is “shocked and saddened” by the allegations and is cooperating with the school’s independent investigation.
The Columbus Dispatch, in a story published online Saturday, said the statement was emailed by Scott Strauss, the son of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 at age 67. The statement said Strauss’ family learned from news reports about the allegations that athletes were fondled by Strauss during medical examinations. The allegations date back to the 1970s.
The statement said, “Along with the alleged victims, our family seeks the truth.”
Independent investigators are reviewing allegations against Strauss by men from 14 sports and are also looking into his work for student health services and at his offcampus medical clinic.
Cardinals GM apologizes after DUI arrest: Steve Keim is apologizing for what he calls “incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions” that resulted in a Fourth of July DUI arrest in a Phoenix suburb.
The Cardinals said Saturday the team was gathering information and would handle the matter “appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”
Chandler police say Keim was arrested early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop and was released from custody later in the day.
In a statement, Keim said that he failed to meet NFL standards of behavior and that he accepts full responsibility for his actions.
Wisconsin wrestler dies in crash: The University of Wisconsin athletics department confirmed in a statement that wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night in Illinois. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and wrestled in the 141-pound weight class at Wisconsin.
According to Illinois State Police, Stickley died after his Nissan pickup left the roadway on Interstate 74 in Henry County.