Physician Abuse Allegations Hit University of Michigan

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University of Michigan officials announced Wednesday they had received and are investigating reports of "sexual misconduct and unnecessary medical exams" from former patients of now-deceased team physician Robert Anderson, most of them from the 1970s but at least one from as recent as the 1990s.

As reported by The Detroit News, the university said its police department began investigating allegations in July 2018 and hired an outside law firm to conduct an independent inquiry.

Anderson, who died in 2008, served as University Health Service director and team physician from 1968 until his retirement in 2003, working with the football program through 25 bowl game appearances under four coaches, including Bo Schembechler and Lloyd Carr. He becomes at least the fourth team physician — and third employed by a Big Ten Conference school — to be accused of sexual misconduct in recent years.

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