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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-3 3:51 PM 
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Breaking now. NBC first teported this. CNN reporting it. Jordan denies he knew about the abuse. Multiple players say he knew what the wrestling team doctor at Ohio State was doing and did nothing. I wouldn’t trust the university internal investigation. Colleges have a long history of covering up abuse to protect the school. May be another Denny Hastert, Larry Nasser or Jerry Sandusky type scandal

CNN (video report): Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is denying a report that he turned a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State University when he was an assistant wrestling coach. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.

Toledo Blade: This story was updated at 3 p.m. to include a statement from Ohio State University.

U.S. Rep Jim Jordan, a powerful Republican congressman from Ohio’s 4th District, is facing accusations by wrestlers he coached decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to the stop the team’s doctor from sexually abusing them, according to NBC News.

Mr. Jordan, the assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1986 to 1994, has said he did not know about the allegations of abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss until former students began speaking out this spring, NBC reported. The university announced in April it is investigating accusations against Dr. Strauss, who died in 2005.

The congressman denied the claims Tuesday through a spokesman.

“Congressman Jordan never saw any abuse, never heard about any abuse, and never had any abuse reported to him during his time as a coach at Ohio State,” Mr. Jordan’s spokesman Ian Fury said in an email to The Blade. “He has not been contacted by investigators about the matter but will assist them in any way they ask, because if what is alleged is true, the victims deserve a full investigation and justice.”

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-4 12:15 AM 
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they've already started smearing the witnesses. This is gonna get ugly

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-11 9:00 PM 
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Jordan has hired a PR Crisis Firm

Pluralist: "A man of honesty, and of integrity."

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has hired a crisis management firm amid allegations that he looked away from sexual abuse of wrestlers he coached at the Ohio State University.

The conservative public relations firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs circulated a statement by six former Ohio State wresting coaches Monday in which they defended Jordan and each other. “What has been said about Jim Jordan is absolutely wrong,” the coaches said in the statement, according to The Washington Post. “We all worked on the wrestling coaching staff during Jim’s tenure at The Ohio State University. None of us saw or heard of abuse of OSU wrestlers.”

Jordan and the six former coaches have been accused of knowing about and ignoring alleged sexual misconduct by former team doctor Richard Strauss in the school’s athletic department three decades ago. Strauss "showered with the wrestlers for no apparent reason and conducted uncomfortably long checks for hernias in the groin area during exams," Reid Delman, a former wrestler at the school, told The Post.

Another former wrestler told CNN this week that he spoke to Jordan about being sexually abused, and Jordan "just snickered."

 
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