Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Tuesday fiercely denied allegations that he failed to stop a sports physician from sexually abusing student athletes at Ohio State University (OSU) when he was a wrestling coach there.
Jordan told Politico in an interview that he would have intervened had he known about the doctor’s alleged behavior.
“It’s not true,” Jordan told Politico. “I never knew about any type of abuse. If I did, I would have done something about it. And look, if there are people who are abused, then that’s terrible and we want justice to happen.”
Three former wrestlers at OSU told NBC News that the abuse by the doctor was an open secret and that Jordan almost certainly knew about the alleged behavior.
The doctor, Richard Strauss, would shower with student athletes regularly and would touch them inappropriately during appointments, the former wrestlers told NBC News….