Chris Broussard & Rob Parker react to the son of legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler who says he was abused by the late doctor Robert Anderson, and his father failed to protect him. Here's what Matt Schembechler said to reporters:
Matt Schembechler, 62, said he first visited Dr. Robert Anderson before playing football as a fourth-grader in 1969. Anderson "fondled my genitalia and conducted an invasive rectal exam," he told reporters.
He told his mother about the exam, and she instructed him to tell his adoptive father. It didn't go well, he recalled. His dad didn't want to hear the allegations.
"Bo's temper was legendary, and he lost it," Matt Schembechler said. "I tried to tell him repeatedly, but my effort earned me a punch in the chest. This was the beginning of the end of the relationship. ... I hoped my father would protect me, but he didn't."
The boy and his mother later reported Anderson's behavior to athletic director Don Canham, who terminated Anderson, but it is Matt Schembechler's understanding that his father had Anderson reinstated, he said.