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Scandals at Ohio State University: Hire Education
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
OSU Becomes School for Scandals
Ohio State University has had a scandal-ridden summer. Early this month, head football coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid leave after a longtime assistant coach was fired amid spousal abuse allegations.
And in July, Congressman Jim Jordan was implicated in a controversy regarding events that took place during his tenure as an assistant wrestling coach for the school. It is alleged that the state representative may have turned a blind eye while one of the team physicians, Dr. Richard Strauss, was reported to have conducted himself inappropriately with a number of players on the team.
CNN covers the list of recent OSU controversies in this article online.
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