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The House of Schembechler


Somewhere in hell, Joe Paterno has been asked to hold someone’s beer:

A son of Bo Schembechler will go public Thursday with claims that he, too, was sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson.

And he says he told the legendary former Michigan football coach about it.

Matt Schembechler has called a Thursday afternoon news conference in Novi with his legal team, led by Okemos-based attorney Mike Grewal, to present evidence that Schembechler ignored claims of abuse involving Anderson.

Schembechler will be joined by a pair of former Michigan football players, offensive tackle Daniel Kwiatowski (1977-79) and wide receiver Gilvanni Johnson (1982-86), who say they were treated and abused by Anderson on more than one occasion.

Anderson, who died in 2008, has been accused of sexually abusing hundreds of former Michigan student-athletes during his time as the athletic department’s chief physician. A recent report from Washington, D.C.-based law firm WilmerHale, commissioned and paid for by the University of Michigan, detailed more than 30 years of abuse by Anderson.

I assume Paul may have more to say about the former Michigan coach and, for some reason, Tigers President, but between the revelations in Ann Arbor and Lansing it seems safe to conclude that there is something deeply wrong built into the institutional culture of college athletics.

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