More than three dozen Ohio State male athletes, including several former football players, are filing a Title IX lawsuit against the university, according to a report from ESPN.

According to Mark Schlabach of ESPN, attorneys representing over three dozen former student-athletes, which included at least 26 football players, filed the lawsuit against Ohio State University this week. The lawsuit alleges that officials at the school didn’t do enough to stop the doctor who allegedly sexually assaulted the men.

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The lawsuit claims that Ohio State “had actual notice of and was deliberately indifferent to the fact that Richard Strauss, M.D., an OSU employee, tenured faculty member and the Associate Director of OSU’s sports medicine program, sexually assaulted and abused hundreds of male OSU student-athletes and other male OSU undergraduates for over nineteen years.”

An investigation that concluded earlier this week found that Strauss, who worked at Ohio State from 1979-1997, abused at least 177 male students while he was an employee. Following the findings, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake released a statement, saying there was “institutional failure” to stop Strauss.

ESPN’s report also says that the lawsuit claims Strauss harassed student-athletes in the locker rooms and showers.