So much for all of this being a conveniently timed partisan attack.
Courtesy of TPM:
Another Ohio State University wrestler has accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of knowing about alleged sexual abuse by the team’s doctor and told CNN that Jordan “snickered” when the athlete told him about an incident with Dr. Richard Strauss.
The latest wrestler to come forward, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN that Jordan was a “phony” for denying that he knew about the alleged abuse when he was an assistant coach for the wrestling team.
“I remember coming up and saying, ‘Strauss held my balls longer than normal.’ He just snickered,” the wrestler said.
The former athlete said he remembered approaching Jordan and a group of wrestlers and saying “something to the effect of ‘his hands are cold as shit; he checked out every hair on my ball,’” the wrestler told CNN, adding that Jordan walked away and said, “I have nothing to do with this.”
You know I am more than familiar with the kind of mentality that athletes have, and can understand how a fellow wrestler might laugh this off, I myself had a PE coach who used to stare while the middle school boys showered.
However, we are talking about a coach here, a member of the faculty, whose job it is to defend his students and keep them safe.
There is just no excuse for ignoring a sexual predator like this, even back in the 80’s and 90’s.