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Ohio lawmaker accused of ignoring abuse of Ohio State student-athletes

Jim Jordan Allegations against me aren't true Ohio lawmaker accused of ignoring abuse of Ohio State student-athletes
Charlie Simmons | 07 July, 2018, 03:19

The U.S. House speaker's office is calling "serious" statements by two former Ohio State wrestlers that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan hasn't been truthful when asserting he was unaware of allegations that a now-dead team doctor was abusing athletes. Jordan, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion, denies them.

"For God's sake, Strauss's locker was right next to Jordan's and Jordan even said he'd kill him if he tried anything with him", Yetts said. "No question in my mind", Trump said. Former wrestlers he coached are now accusing him of ignoring and failing to stop the team doctor, Dr. Richard Strauss, from molesting them and other students, NBC News first reported on Tuesday.

Another accuser and former wrestler at Ohio State University, Dunyasha Yetts, told NBC News that he and other teammates told Jordan about Strauss multiple times.

Jordan has denied the claims.

"I feel sorry for Mark Coleman", Jordan said. While Dailey said he did not directly report the abuse to Jordan, he said Strauss' abuse was mentioned several times in locker room conversations that Jordan was involved in.

Jordan's denial conflicts with descriptions that the alleged abuse was rampant and well known in OSU wrestling circles. "It's just not accurate to say those things, that we knew of it and didn't report it". Never heard of abuse.

"Obviously, we'll talk with whoever is doing the investigation" to obtain justice for any victims, he said.

DiSabato says it was a running joke that no matter what ailment a person asked Strauss to look at, the doctor would always examine his genitals.

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In separate comments to CNN, Jordan appeared to suggest the allegations may be part of a larger scheme to ruin his career.

Jordan was an assistant coach on the team from 1986 to 1994. "The accusations that have been made by these couple of people who I don't know are...not consistent with the Jim Jordan I've come to know and admire and certainly not consistent what Jim espouses every day when nobody's looking", Meadows said, speaking with the Washington Examiner.

"What happened drove me out of the sport", the former athlete, John Dailey, told NBC News.

DiSabato, whose allegations earlier this year sparked the investigation into Strauss' tenure at Ohio State, called Jordan a "liar".

Capitol Police are reviewing the emails sent to Jordan.

A source in Jordan's office, who described the emails as " freaky, seemingly unhinged", told ABC News the lawmaker received the emails on his personal account and they were turned over by his staff to Capitol Police for their expert assessment.

"I don't believe [the accusers] at all", President Trump said, speaking with reporters aboard Air Force One, on his way to a rally in Montana Thursday night.

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