ANN ARBOR, MI - The campsite of a former University of Michigan football player protesting the university’s handling of sexual abuse has been removed despite an agreement with the City of Ann Arbor. Jon Vaughn, a Wolverine running back in the early 1990s, has lived in a tent and...
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with ex football player and sexual assault survivor Jon Vaughn about the University of Michigan's settlement over allegations of abuse by a former sports doctor. AILSA CHANG, HOST:. Former Michigan football player Jon Vaughn and fellow survivors of sexual assault have been staging a sit-in protest...
It was one of the many talks between a mother and son. But this particular conversation, 30 years ago between Irene Vaughn and 21-year-old former University of Michigan running back Jon Vaughn put him on the path to a protest outside the home of UM President Mark Schlissel that has entered its fourth month. On Saturday, the UM Board of Regents announced it had fired Schlissel for inappropriate conduct with a university employee whom it would not identify.
Content Warning: The following article depicts sexual misconduct. At the Dec. 9 Board of Regents Meeting at the Postma Clubhouse, Chuck Christian, a former University of Michigan football player and a survivor of former University doctor Robert Anderson, made an unscheduled appearance. Christian spoke with the regents about his experience with Anderson and his resulting fear of doctors – to which he attributes his stage IV cancer diagnosis.
A former University of Michigan running back had a strong message for Jim Harbaugh, based on comments the current Wolverines head football coach made about Bo Schembechler. For approximately 50 days, Jon Vaughn has been camping outside U-M president Mark Schlissel’s home, which is located on campus. According to MLive,...
ANN ARBOR – Former star University of Michigan football player Jon Vaughn has announced he plans to run for the school’s Board of Regents in 2022. Vaughn is one of hundreds of former U-M athletes who have come forward and detailed sexual abuse at the hands of former athletic doctor Robert Anderson, who died in 2008.
Former University of Michigan football player and Robert Anderson survivor Jon Vaughn announced Saturday he is going to run for the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 2022. Vaughn has been camping outside of University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel's house in protest since Oct. 8, asking for better sexual assault policies at the school and a sit-down meeting with Schlissel, but to no avail. ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WWJ) -- For about a full week now, former University of Michigan running back Jon Vaughn has braved the elements to do a brave thing. Vaughn, one of hundreds of sexual abuse victims of the former sports doctor Robert Anderson, is camping outside UM President Mark Schlissel’s house, hoping to give a voice to the voiceless, especially those who were victims of what he calls “the largest sexual abuse, rape and cover-up in the history of sports.”
Jon Vaughn played running back at Michigan for three years and was the co-offensive player of the year in the Big Ten in 1990. He went on to have a pretty successful, yet short career in the NFL as a kick returner and running back for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. On this day, however, he identified as a victim of Dr. Robert Anderson.
Former Michigan running back Jon Vaughn was a force on the field during his three years in Ann Arbor, but unfortunately, those three years were filled with dozens of trips to see Dr. Robert Anderson. Vaughn has been very outspoken over the last year when it comes to Bo Schembechler, Dr. Anderson and the University of Michigan, and he doesn't shy away from discussing what happened to him. In the podcast below, Vaughn fields a ton of questions and even addresses a few Bo defenders in a way that most simply could not given what he's been through.