Trump defends Jim Jordan amid allegations of sex abuse on wrestling team

Jim Jordan Allegations against me aren't true

As ThinkProgress previously noted, Jordan has always been thought to be a top contender to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, once Ryan steps down in November, and enjoys the full support of several high-profile members of Congress, as well as the president himself.

The team doctor of the Ohio State wrestling team, Dr. Richard Strauss, is accused of having sexually abused male athletes.

Jordan's office claimed on Thursday that he was being "bullied" by one of the wrestlers who had contacted him: 'Rep.

The allegations were reported on Tuesday by NBC News, which said Jordan was the assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994. Jordan said. "Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than people coming up talking about abuse". "We knew of no abuse. If we had, we would have reported it", Jordan told reporters on Wednesday.

Jordan attacked his accusers, particularly the first one who came forward, Mike DeSabato.

Former wrestler Dunyasha Yetts says he went straight to Jordan after Strauss began to remove his wrestling shorts when he sought help for a thumb injury. He goes, 'Oh I need to check for a few things down here, ' " the man says. Jordan said, according to a tweet from Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.

Dailey identified himself as a "close friend" of Jordan, and once contributed to his campaign.

Jordan said he hasn't personally spoken with DiSabato since late March or April.

Zlatan Says Sweden Has ‘Big Chance’ To Win World Cup
But France on Friday presents him with another shot at redemption - and possibly last - to establish his legacy at the World Cup . Playing without one of their star strikers in Edinson Cavani , who missed the match due to injury, Uruguay put up a good fight.

Former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato was one of three ex-OSU wrestlers who confirmed Jordan's knowingness to NBC News.

As Jordan faces these accusations, some have pointed to the past legal troubles of the alleged victims and questioned their reliability. But he's not hiding that fact as he moves foward with these allegations against Strauss and Jordan. I've talked to other coaches, and they didn't know of any abuse. However, the law firm representing Ohio State contradicted that statement in a statement of its own, so it's not clear that Jordan is being entirely forthcoming about anything at this point.

"VO" appears to refer to Varsity O, an alumni organization for former Ohio State athletes.

"I did know Dr. Strauss", Jordan said.

"I don't believe them at all".

"What bothers me the most, is the guys that are saying this, I know they know the truth", Jordan said. But those NBC News spoke with say that just isn't so. "It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your trousers down".

The university said its investigation includes "outreach to former student-athletes, coaches and others who may have been affected or may have had knowledge of these alleged incidents". "I was surprised to hear Jim say that he knew nothing about it", he added.

Related News:



Most liked

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets ten years for corruption
Accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict after several delays since morning. Khan is running on a socially conservative, anti-corruption platform.

Max Verstappen wins the 2018 Austrian GP
He accepted, however, that drivers should carry some of the blame for complaining in the past of inconsistencies in stewards' decisions which had led to a more rigid approach.

Canada retaliates over U.S. metals tariffs
The winning candidate said he will make that proposal in a meeting Tuesday with current President Enrique Pena Nieto. However, she said that the move was made with "regret" and "very much in sorrow, not in anger" against a close ally.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee Are ENGAGED!
The Canadian music mogul popped the big question while the couple enjoyed a European vacation on the island of Capri on Sunday. Follow the AllAboutTRH Podcast on iTunes & Soundcloud - Remember to Rate, Comment & Subscribe!

Mercedes welcome Red Bull's Honda deal
How did Verstappen do it? "A positive day, but it could have been better - but a very well-deserved win for Max". It can be very, very cruel and I think we had all the cruelty go against us today".

Netflix is testing out a new 'ultra' subscription tier
Basic gives you access to SD resolution, Standard gives you access to HD resolution, and Premium covers 4K resolution and HDR. Tutto Android has obtained leaked Netflix promotional material that suggests the Netflix Premium tier is changing.

KFC's World Cup Ad Mocking All The Diving Is Superbly Done
As the match continued Neymar's "performance" intensified, with some calling him a "great footballer, even better actor". But Ronaldo said Neymar "who is one of the most fouled players in the entire tournament - needed more protecting".

Best 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 XI
This is the most well-prepared England team I've seen. "Wooo! That was phenomenal game of football!" They got away with it this time, but they need to step it back up again against Russian Federation .

Yerry Mina sends Colombia-England into extra time
The last time when Colombia and England encountered, the latter won the match 2-0. Yerry Mina has been the better of the performers so far in Russian Federation .

LeBron returns to LA to plot next move as free agency nears
The more versatile your players are, the more flexibility you have to do the things that you want to do on both ends of the floor. If Cousins doesn't get offered a max contract though, he may take a short-term deal to prove he can return to an All-Star level.

Ex-Lakers center Julius Randle joining Pelicans on 2-year, $18M deal
It was reported earlier today that Randle was excited about the possibility of playing on the Lakers in 2018-19. The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle , making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN .

Prime Day returns on July 16th, deals are starting now
You can see them all on Amazon's Prime Day 2018 hub, but there are two in particular that we wanted to bring to your attention. To check out Amazon Prime, and all the bonuses you can achieve, you should head over to the Amazon website now.

Capital Gazette received death threats, emails celebrating shooting after attack
According to court documents , the judge said, "There is nothing" to prove "anything that was published" was in fact false. Mary Adams, owner of The Annapolis Bookstore, stands by a sign outside her store on Saturday in downtown Annapolis , Md .

Russia 2018: Cavani brace knocks Ronaldo's Portugal out
Now 33, some have wondered if Saturday's defeat to Uruguay was the last time Ronaldo will be seen at a World Cup . The pair combined for the opener, with Cavani's cross-field pass from the right flank finding Suarez.

76ers to meet with LeBron James' agent in Los Angeles
In a short statement, he said on Instagram: "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons". The 33-year-old became a free agent on July 1, and will be moving from the Cleveland Cavaliers .