Clooney To Produce Series On Ohio State Scandal

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures will produce a docuseries about a decades-long abuse scandal in the athletic department at Ohio State University.

The series, which hasn’t found an outlet yet, is based on an October 2020 Sports Illustrated story by Jon Wertheim, which detailed a long list of allegations against former Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss and university officials’ lack of response.

Wertheim’s story includes an account from former Ohio State wrestler (and UFC champion) Mark Coleman about Strauss’ alleged sexual abuse and administration of steroids to athletes. Coleman also alleges that Rep. Jim Jordan, then an Ohio State assistant wrestling coach and now a U.S. congressman, knowingly ignored Strauss’ abuse.

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