Skip to comments.Jim Jordan Is A Man of Integrity Being Railroaded With Factless Allegations
Posted on 07/10/2018 9:45:27 AM PDT by a little elbow grease
When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jim Jordan isnt being accused; hes being railroaded.
(snip) -- Like many Americans, when I saw last weeks headlines about my friend, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), I couldnt believe them. The accusations did not describe the man of character and courage Ive known for more than a decade. When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jordan isnt being accused; hes being railroaded.
Jordan, as you may know, was a two-time NCAA Division I national champion wrestler. After graduating from college, he became an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, from 1986 to 1994. This was during the decades-long career of the now deceased OSU doctor Richard Strauss, who has now been accused of sexual abuse by former OSU athletes. The university just launched an investigation in April of the claims that date back three decades.
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"In the case of Jordan, the facts are already telling a different story than the headlines."
The Deep State does not want him to become Speaker of the House.
Rosensweasel and Ryan.
DEMOCRATS ARE VILE AND EVIL!!
Were these really male wrestlers, or were they female figure skaters?
This looks like direct retaliation for hard questioning of Rod Rosenstein.
If that’s the game, let’s get the RICO suit against Perkins Coie started with a surprise nighttime raid that seizes all their records.
These baseless charges have never surfaced in my 10 years in very public life.
Those making the claims have a history of convictions for fraud.
I refuse to be distracted by these lies.
Now does everyone see what's going on?
The Rat/Gangster State group does the same thing every time.
This is a coordinated assault on Jim Jordan, the GOP, and the integrity of wrestling coaches.
ThE LEFT/DEMS/DEEPSTATE are going after Jim Jordan, so he can be eliminated as SPEAKER OF HOUSE threat to their DESTROY AMERICA plans! Here is what happened yesterday, that SIX Wrestling Coaches from Ohio State back up JIM JORDAN, that they did NOT know of any sexual abuse, so why would he, and they support JORDAN! I support Jordan, this attack is like the leftist attacks on President Trump! EVIL! ARE THESE PLAYERS DEMS? WHAT IS THEIR VOTING RECORD? WERE THEY COMPLICITE WITH Doctor Strauss sexual advances, or just not interested in filing complaint until convenient now, politically! Are they being paid? A WHOLE LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS!
To me, this quote exonerated Jordan!
“But on Monday, six former Ohio State wrestling coaches defended Jordan in a joint statement that said none of them was aware of abuse of wrestlers.
“The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern. If we had heard of any abuse, we would have spoken up,” said the statement from former head coach Russ Hellickson and former assistant coaches Dave Ruckman, Rex Holman, Ken Chertow, Myron Kharchilava and Kenny Ramsey Jr.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether they, like Jordan, plan to talk with the independent investigators from Seattle-based Perkins Coie who are reviewing the allegations against the now-dead doctor and what, if anything, the university knew about the allegations.
Holman said he hasn’t been interviewed, and he wouldn’t address whether he’ll speak with investigators. A spokeswoman who released the ex-coaches’ statement didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry about whether the others plan to talk to investigators.
In an individual statement provided along with the group comment, Hellickson repeated a remark he first released last week that appears to offer a more nuanced view of the allegations: “At no time while Jim Jordan was a coach with me at Ohio State did either of us ignore abuse of our wrestlers.” Hellickson has not returned messages left by The Associated Press.
Jordan told Fox News Friday night that “conversations in a locker room are a lot different than people coming up and talking about abuse.”
He said no one ever reported abuse to him, and if they had, “I would have dealt with it.”
Andy Geiger, a former Ohio State athletic director, said Monday he doesn’t recall any complaints during his tenure about a team doctor’s alleged sexual misconduct with athletes. Geiger told the AP in a phone interview he does recall some concerns about voyeurism in the showers at the university’s Larkins Hall but nothing specifically involving the doctor.
Geiger, 79, who now lives near Seattle, also said he doesn’t remember being told about Strauss’ alleged abuse but it could have happened. Geiger said he doesn’t remember Strauss well.
A group of seven GOP conservatives on Monday voiced their support for Jordan. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, the current chairman of the Freedom Caucus, said he has always known Jordan to be a man of honor and integrity.”
No doubt. I met more than a few of the wrestlers for Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska back when I was wrestling in HS, and many of them had a rep of being willing to brawl way too often for the fun of it. If a doctor did that to them they’d be carrying him out on a stretcher.
I smell K-Suck behind this.
The craps will flay him until nothing is left, at which time he steps down.
Slander, Libel, Sedition, Treason, Murder or anything else to win.
This is why the people must, on occasion, rise and purge the tyrants.
Didn’t Jordan stand up for Judge Moore in AL when most Republicans wouldn’t give him the time of the day based on unproved allegations forty years earlier?
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