Ex-Ethics Czar Requests Probe Of Rep. Jordan's Abuse Ignorance Claims

10 July, 2018, 11:52 | Author: Wade Massey
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He questioned why the focus has been on wrestling, noting that OSU is investigating abuse in other sports, and said while he can not speak for all former OSU wrestlers, he never saw inappropriate behavior from Strauss and never heard of any during his time at the school.

Jordan, who was the assistant wrestling coach at OSU from 1987 to 1995, has denied that he knew anything about alleged innappropriate behavior.

DiSabato said he never spoke up about Strauss while he was at the university because he didn't recognize it as abuse and because he didn't want to jeopardize his wrestling career.

As of Monday, seven former Ohio State wrestlers have accused Jordan, who was a former assistant wrestling coach from 1986 to 1994, of knowing about sexual misconduct by former team doctor Richard Strauss from the mid-1970s to late 1990s.

Politico also reported on Friday that six former wrestlers said they were regularly harassed in their training facility, and that although some said Jordan was not to blame, they also said "it would have been impossible for him not to notice the pervasive toxic atmosphere surrounding the team".

What matters says Weichert is this meaningless distraction has not only potentially removed Jordan as a threat, but it has also given the plotters ample time to continue on with their dastardly deeds in greater secrecy.

It came as President Barack Obama's former chief ethics lawyer and the head of the Democracy 21 watchdog group asked the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics to examine whether Jordan was lying when he claimed to be unaware of sexual abuse by the team doctor. It was the first example of a professional crisis communications firm getting involved in defending Jordan since the allegations became national news last week.

"Our family was shocked and saddened to hear the allegations of misconduct against the late Dr. Richard H. Strauss", the family said in an emailed statement to The Post. The university has commissioned an independent investigation. And I can't wait to see what these accusations do to Jim Jordan's re-election bid this November.

'To date, the investigative team has received confidential reports from former Ohio State varsity men student-athletes affiliated with cheerleading, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, swimming, volleyball and wrestling, ' a university official said in a statement earlier this year.

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Coleman and four other wrestlers have now said Jordan was aware of the abuse but did nothing to stop it.

"The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern", the statement continued. "If we had heard of any abuse, we would have spoken up", they stated.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-1) came to the defense of Jordan as well, "How is Jim Jordan supposed to prove that he didn't know something 28 years ago?"

Jordan specifically singled out Mike DiSabato, a former wrestler who has given several media interviews about the alleged sexual predation at Ohio State.

There were always conversations and teammates were always "joking about it", he said, adding, "no one took it as threatening, kind of more like a perverted doctor and we laughed about it".

A growing number of wrestlers have said since July 3 that Jordan knew or must have known about Strauss's alleged groping or broader problems with inappropriate behavior in the locker room and showers.

Some of his backers have suggested that Jordan's accusers are also part of a "deep state" conspiracy to derail his political future. "We all knew what happened".

Ohio State says more than 150 former athletes and witnesses have been interviewed so far, and the school has urged anyone with information to contact the investigators from the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie. "These allegations are troubling and are a critical focus of the independent investigation that remains underway", the statement reads.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), current chair of the HFC, called on Republicans to stand by Jordan.

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