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George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures are partnering with Sports Illustrated Studios to produce a docuseries about sports journalist Jon Wertheim’s cover story detailing the decades-long abuse scandal in the athletic department at Ohio State University. Wertheim broke the in-depth expose “Why Aren’t More People Talking About the Ohio State Sex Abuse Scandal?” for Sports Illustrated on Oct. 5, 2020, which revealed the list of over 350 alleged allegations against former Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss. The story detailed the student’s encounter with Strauss, who was described as “smart and manipulative.” It was also reported that Strauss personally disbursed steroids to athletes. Strauss was able to open his own private men’s clinic right down the street from Ohio State’s campus in Columbus, which he ran until he committed suicide in 2005. While Strauss has been dead for over 15 years, hundreds of victims continue to seek justice. Ohio State entered into a settlement in May 2020 and agreed to pay each victim $250,000, but there are still over 250 claims pending.