Former OSU athletes say doctor was a voyeur and serial groper

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

Rep. Jim Jordan denies allegations he ignored sexual abuse of Ohio State wrestlers

But from what I can tell there's been no move to call for any investigation from Jordan's Republican colleagues. "No question in my mind", Trump said.

A fourth former Ohio State University wrestler came forward Thursday, telling NBC News that Jordan, as assistant coach, knew the team's doctor was sexually abusing student athletes but didn't do anything to stop it.

Coleman, who roomed with Jordan during team trips and says he considers the lawmaker a friend, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that unless Jordan has "dementia", he knew about the allegations surrounding Dr. Richard Strauss.

Jordan has denied the claims.

"Jim knew this - there's no ifs, ands or buts", Michael DiSabato, one of the former wrestlers named in the NBC account, said Tuesday in an interview. On Thursday, two more wrestlers accused Jordan of allegedly covering up the sex abuse, bringing the total number of accusers to five.

Dailey told NBC that he didn't directly report Strauss' groping to anyone but that Jordan participated in conversations regarding Strauss' conduct when treating wrestlers for their injuries.


U.S. Capitol Police are reviewing emails sent to Jordan by DiSabato, some of which date back to March.

Ohio State announced in April that it is investigating Strauss' tenure as a team doctor, which lasted from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s. "We all did", Dailey, 43, told NBC News, referring to Jordan.

"Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I've met since I've been in Washington". House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC), for instance, told Fox News that Jordan would be the first person to stand up for justice.

Fury said Jordan was willing to cooperate with the investigation but had not been contacted about an interview, a point disputed by the law firm appointed by the Ohio attorney general's office to represent Ohio State in the matter. "When you look at the definition of sexual abuse and sexual assault - and Jim Jordan went on record saying he knew about the facilities, he took showers with us". But like so many items in the news, this story is now about Trump, which means that Jordan will gain and lose credibility, as the case may be, from POTUS' embrace.

Jordan spokesman Ian Fury said the email address jim.jordan@mail.house.gov is "non-existent" and does not appear to generate a bounceback error message to those who use it outside the House firewall. "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". He said that Mr. Jordan asked him not to get him involved.

Jordan's spokesman said he would assist investigators in any way he could. "I believe [Jordan]", Trump said.

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