COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twenty-nine more men are suing Ohio State University over its failure to stop sexual abuse decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.
A different wrestler in the lawsuit alleges Strauss fondled him during more than 50 medical visits.
More than 400 alumni have raised similar allegations in lawsuits against the university, alleging abuse throughout the doctor's two decades at OSU. A law firm investigation conducted for Ohio State concluded employees were aware of concerns about Strauss as early as 1979 but didn’t stop him.
OSU has apologized publicly to anyone Strauss harmed. It has reached nearly $47 million in settlements for 185 plaintiffs, and announced an individual settlement program that could help resolve more claims from five of the remaining lawsuits. That program isn't open to plaintiffs in the lawsuits filed more recently.
No one has publicly defended Strauss in the three years since the allegations started to become public.