Jordan insists he didn't know about alleged OSU sex abuse

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

Five former wrestlers now say that Jordan, then an assistant coach, knew about the abuse and didn't do anything.

Jordan, whose name has been floated as a possible successor to retiring House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, has said since Ohio State announced in April that it was investigating former team doctor Richard Strauss that he was previously unaware of the molestation allegations.

Now anyone familiar with the president's relationship with factual evidence or with sex abuse allegations is very unlikely to take his word for Jordan's innocence unless they do so by blind faith in MAGA or really don't care what's true or false.

"Coach Jordan knew what was going on, 100 percent", Mr. Yetts said.

"I participated with Jimmy [Jordan] and the other wrestlers in locker-room talk about Strauss".

Jordan denies all accusations, claiming he "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", according to a statement from his spokesperson per The Dispatch. "No question in my mind", Trump added in the Thursday comments to reporters aboard Air Force One as they headed out for a Trump campaign rally in Montana.

"Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us".

The congressman has denied the allegations, telling Politico Tuesday that he "never knew about any type of abuse", and saying that, if he had, he "would have done something about it".

Wrestlers who were on the team at the time, however, are calling Jordan a liar.

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.

"It's absolutely untrue the things that have been said about me".

It began with accusations by three former wrestlers coached by Jordan and a firm denial by the co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus and perhaps-aspiring Speaker of the House.

The former wrestler claims that Jordan told him to "please leave me out of it" when he told the congressman he planned to go public with the accusations earlier this year. However, an email sent from DiSabato at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday was "the last straw" and prompted Jordan to alert Capitol Police. "Like we said in the statement, we've not been reached out to for an interview". "I believe him. Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I've met since I've been in Washington. We all did", Dailey, 43, told NBC News.

However, former wrestlers Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts told NBC News it was common knowledge that Strauss showered regularly with students and inappropriately touched them during medical appointments.

"But to say that he had no knowledge of it, I would say that's kind of hurtful", Dailey said.

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