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The legendary hero Jim Jordan, with support from his many allies, has now gone nuclear on the defense of his allegations of ignoring sexual abuse claims during his tenure as the assistant wrestling coach. Six former wrestling coaches rallied behind their former Ohio State coaching colleague to insist that Jordan knew nothing of these claims.
In a phone interview on Monday, former Ohio State University head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson, who’s known as Jordan’s mentor, vehemently denied that he or Jordan had ever seen or been told that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting or sexually assaulting OSU wrestlers during the 1980s and ’90s.
“I am frankly pissed off at what they are doing to Jim Jordan. This is hysteria and politics running the narrative,” Hellickson told The Hill in a phone interview. Jordan “gave his heart and soul to the personal development of these athletes. If they are attacking him, why aren’t they attacking the 30 or 40 other coaches at OSU?”…”A whole lot of people were in the dark here. Nobody recognized this,” Hellickson added. “Jim Jordan didn’t know anything. I didn’t know anything, and I don’t think any of the other coaches knew anything.”
Then, just moments later, Hellickson and five other former OSU coaches issued a joint statement defending Jordan and saying that they would have “spoken up” had athletes reported specific cases of sexual abuse to them. This group included former OSU head coach Hellickson and five former assistant coaches: Dave Ruckman, Rex Holman, Ken Chertow, Myron Kharchilava and Kenny Ramsey Jr.
“What has been said about Jim Jordan is absolutely wrong. We all worked on the wrestling coaching staff during Jim’s tenure at The Ohio State University. None of us saw or heard of abuse of OSU wrestlers,” the half-dozen coaches said in a joint statement. “The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern. If we had heard of any abuse, we would have spoken up.”
The coaches’ statement contradicts allegations by seven former OSU wrestlers who have publicly stated that Jordan knew or must have known about the sexual abuse of OSU athletes while he was an assistant wrestling coach there from 1987 to 1995. “Doc Strauss was a serial groper of our bodies, including of our testicles,” Mike DiSabato, a former wrestler at OSU, told fake news CNN last week. “I consider Jim a friend, but for whatever reason, he has made the decision to deny something that absolutely happened. He had knowledge of it. His locker was next to Doc Strauss.”
However, Jordan told Fox News that DiSabato has a criminal past and a “vendetta” against both the school and Jordan’s family. DiSabato also has a long history of litigation, including a 2007 suit against OSU over a merchandising dispute, according to the university’s student newspaper. Dunyasha Yetts, another accuser, and former wrestling champ, spent 18 months in prison for bilking investors out of nearly $2 million.
Without any evidence, the formal White House ethics chief Norm Eisen filed a formal ethics complaint against Jordan on Monday.
Jim Jordan brilliantly defended himself and simultaneously destroyed the credibility of his accusers.
Jordan called the timing of the allegations “suspicious” and took a swipe at the law firm conducting the independent investigation, which was the same firm that represented Hillary Clinton and the DNC and also funded the phony Trump-Russia dossier that was used as the basis for a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. “Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse,” Jordan said on Fox News. “No one ever reported any abuse to me.”
The initial incendiary report from NBC News that first made the allegations against Jordan, came on the heels of a widely publicized hearing where Jordan took Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to task with a public grilling about his refusal to hand over documents to Congress on the Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations.
So far, no Republicans in Congress have signaled any distrust of Jordan, while even President Trump defended the highly-revered congressman. Speaker of the house, Paul Ryan, has also stood by Jordan and subsequently called the accusations “serious” and said OSU’s internal, independent investigation needs to play out before anyone jumps to conclusions.
Jordan’s political allies in the Freedom Caucus are also racing to his defense. That includes Rep. Mark Meadows, the group’s chairman and Jordan’s closest friend in Congress, and Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.).
“I have always known Jim Jordan to be a man of the utmost character, honor, and integrity,” Meadows said. “As the independent investigation is concluded, I’m confident people will learn the truth and it will confirm all he has said about the situation. I’m proud to stand by Jim Jordan and support him 100 percent.”
Other Freedom Caucus members went as far as to call the allegations a “drive-by character assassination” and question the validity and credibility of both accusers and the law firm leading the Strauss investigation.
“Jim Jordan is a fine and decent person who has a lifetime history of being honorable and honest, unlike his accusers whose extremely troubled backgrounds and ongoing legal and financial troubles place the veracity of their allegations into the realm of ridiculous,” Gohmert said in a statement. “They waited over 20 years to make these allegations with the willing and very expensive assistance of Perkins Coie, a Washington, D.C.-based dirty tricks law firm.”
Unfortunately for the deep state, their smear campaign against Jordan appears to have fell flat on its face.