Representative Jim Jordan is running for Speaker of the House. He desperately wants everyone to forget the allegations that he was privy to hundreds of teenage wrestlers being abused by his best pal back at Ohio State. He even put forth a long shot impeachment scenario against Dep Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to deflect from the allegations. He'll do anything for you to forget that he played cover up for his buddy DiSabato.
SO- if he changes the spelling of his name to Gym Jordan, none of us will forget.
The following excerpts and quotes were taken from the Dayton Daily News:
Former wrestlers at Ohio State University this month said Jordan was aware of, but didn't respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by a team doctor when Jordan was the wrestling team's assistant coach in the 1990s.
"He knew it all. It's frankly unbelievable that he would make such a statement. It's beyond comprehension that he is — it's just unfortunate," said Mike DiSabato, 50, of Columbus, who joined the OSU wrestling team in 1986. "I consider Jim a friend. I've stayed in touch with him over the years. I respect him as a former athlete, as my coach in college and as a person. However, he's now gone on the record twice saying he knew nothing about Dr. Strauss and the deviant training environment to which we were exposed on a daily basis."
DiSabato said the university allowed faculty and staff to use the showers and locker rooms at the same time as student-athletes. "Every day at 3:30 the showers would fill up with deviant, lewd male predators who wanted to come in and shower with elite male wrestlers. Happened every day. Deviant acts in front of us, excessively soaping themselves in their groin area, public masturbation. All kinds of deviant behavior. Voyeurism."
He added that Strauss routinely gave medically unnecessary, extensive groin examinations and who took as many as half a dozen showers a day with athletes in different sports complexes. DiSabato said Jordan's "locker was located right next to Doc Strauss. It was an open, running joke that Doc Strauss was a serial groper."
One wrestler said he told Jordan directly about the abuse.
Three Strauss victims and former head coach Russ Hellickson appear in a 12-minute private video, describing the abuse. Hellickson recounts telling Strauss that he showered too frequently and too long with student-athletes.