ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The son of legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler said he will come forward with evidence against his father in the case of a university doctor believed to have sexually abused hundreds of patients.
Matt Schembechler’s attorney said his client was abused by Dr. Robert Anderson and that his father, Bo Schembechler, failed to protect him and other athletes.
Matt Schembechler is set to speak at 1 p.m. Thursday (June 10). He will be joined by former University of Michigan football players Daniel Kwiatkowski and Gilvanni Johnson, who have also come forward as victims of Anderson.
A 240-page report paid for by the university found that Anderson, who was an athletic team doctor, sexually abused patients on “countless occasions.”
According to the report, more than two dozen U of M employees were alerted about reports of Anderson’s behavior and could have stopped the doctor. Bo Schembechler has been included among those employees.
He’s accused of sexually assaulting more than 800 people, according to the report.
Kwiatkowski said he was sexually assaulted by Anderson during his first physical in 1977 and told Bo Schembechler what happened. He said he was told to “toughen up.”
Johnson said he also told his coach about sexual assault by Anderson in 1982, but no action was taken. He said he was sexually assaulted 15-20 more times by Anderson.