COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It was an OSU commencement in June of 2001, before 5,789 fresh graduates on the oval, where comedian and actor Bill Cosby addressed the crowd, and received an honorary doctorate in education.
That day he told the graduates to appreciate their parents.
“These people happen to love you” he told the crowd at commencement while wearing an Ohio State t-shirt. “I want you to stop listening to your friends. They only know what you know. Why would you follow somebody like that?”
Just last month the Ohio State University said it was reviewing that honorary degree.
Cosby, who was in court today in Pennsylvania, has received nearly 60 honorary doctorates in his life, has had at least eight of them rescinded.
There are many more considering it as well.
Today, OSU said nothing has changed since today’s filing of charges against Cosby.
The honorary degree is under consideration and to the best of anyone’s knowledge OSU has never rescinded an honorary degree before.