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More men allege sexual misconduct by Ohio State team doctor

One of the newest accusers is a former lacrosse player who is now a news anchor in Grand Rapids.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More men are stepping forward with allegations about sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State sports doctor now accused of abusing students from 1979 to 1997.

The addition of two lawsuits filed late last week means a total of about 200 men are suing the university over its failure to stop the late Dr. Richard Strauss, despite employees knowing about concerns.

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Lawyers say they represent even more men who aren't listed plaintiffs, taking the number of accusers above 300.

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The latest accusers to identify themselves publicly include former lacrosse player Mike Avery, a news anchor in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He told NBC News that Strauss fondled him during several physical exams.

The school says about 1,500 instances of decades-old sexual misconduct by Strauss have been reported since last year.

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