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Bo Schembechler’s statue stands outside of University of Michigan’s Schembechler Hall in Ann Arbor on Thursday.

NOVI — One of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s sons and two of his former players described in detail Thursday how they were molested by the team’s longtime doctor and how Schembechler turned a blind eye when they told him about the abuse, telling one to “toughen up” and punching his son in anger.

Matt Schembechler, 62, and former Wolverines players Daniel Kwiatkowski and Gilvanni Johnson told similar stories about how Dr. Robert E. Anderson, who died in 2008, molested and digitally penetrated them during physical exams decades ago. They also talked about how Bo Schembechler, a Michigan icon whose statue stands outside a university building that bears his name, refused to protect them and allowed Anderson to continue abusing players and other patients for years.

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Rottweiler

No way for a dead man to defend himself

tops of the waves

Interesting you forgot to add that Matt tried to sue his dad and the University in 1999.

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