COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A fourth former Ohio State wrestler has come forward to contradict Rep. Jim Jordan’s claim that he had no idea the wrestling team doctor was allegedly molesting athletes.
NBC News reports Shawn Dailey claims he was groped a half dozen times by Dr. Richard Strauss in the mid-90s when now-congressman Jordan was the assistant wrestling coach. Dailey said he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan, but he said Jordan took part in conversations where Strauss; abuse of many other team members came up.
The university opened up an investigation in April after former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato came forward will allegations against Strauss.
Rep. Jordan has denied any knowledge of the abuse.
Today, on Air Force One, President Trump said he believes Jordan one hundred percent.
“I don’t believe them at all,” Trump said of the allegations against Jordan. “I believe him. Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since I’ve been in Washington. I believe him 100 percent. No question in my mind. I believe Jim Jordan 100 percent. He’s an outstanding man.”