Jim Jordan accused of ignoring sexual abuse as a coach

It’s the other, little talked about, Hastert Rule.

Now, we’re left to wonder whether his devoted loyalty to the Dotard is that of a true believer, or that of a scared little man who’s knows that there are some very interesting files on him in the Kremlin…

I find his response not believable. Mainly because these events happened so many years ago I would expect him to be saying something along the lines of, “That’s too long a time ago for me to remember accurately.” But for him to definitively state that they didn’t happen? That doesn’t pass the sniff test.

Old Time Radio wants you to know it’s not them!

How else can you get a sweaty muscular man into a compromising position without anyone thinking less of you?

I do not see any reference to an election in this thread.
I considered sending it to Great Debates, but I have seen no factual information cited or debated.
Off to The BBQ Pit.

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It’s a perfect example of the cruelty that goes hand in hand with republicanism.

Isn’t the whole point of wrestling to grope each other until someone gets too uncomfortable and quits? Just like MMA

It’s just more o’ them “values” we keep hearing about.

I’d been snickering over this news until I read your post. You put it into perspective in one sentence. I hope Jordan gets his comeuppance, and I really hope those boys get some type of closure. What a shit deal. Imagine you know, that the adults know, that you’re being molested and they do nothing.

And to top it all off dick-stroker Jimmy Jordan is lying to the press, telling them he is willing to assist law enforcement in anyway he can, yet he hasn’t responded to the lawyers handling the case.

Shortly after the NBC News story was published, Fury added the following statement: "He has not been contacted by investigators about the matter but will assist them in any way they ask, because if what is alleged is true, the victims deserve a full investigation and justice.”

But Kathleen Trafford of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the Dayton, Ohio-based law firm that was appointed as legal counsel to Ohio State, said in a statement that investigators “had previously contacted Rep. Jordan’s office by email and phone to request that he participate in an interview.”

“To date, Rep. Jordan has not responded to those requests,” Trafford wrote. “The investigative team is continuing its efforts to schedule an interview with Rep. Jordan.”

From whence that number?

“Strauss sexually assaulted male athletes in at least fifteen varsity sports during his employment at OSU from 1978 through 1998,” DiSabato wrote in a June 26 email to Kathleen M. Trafford of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the Columbus-based law firm that represents Ohio State. “Athlete victims include members of the following programs: football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, lacrosse, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, baseball, tennis, track and cross country.”

Chillingly, DiSabato added: “Based on testimony from victim athletes from each of the aforementioned varsity sports, we estimate that Strauss sexually assaulted and/or raped a minimum of 1,500/2,000 athletes at OSU from 1978 through 1998."

Apparently, Jordan just didn’t know about this abuse.

He watched.

After all the snickering from Columbus sports media and O.S.U. fans about the tribulations at Penn State and Michigan State, there’s now a certain amount of comeuppance in the air.

And of course Prez Deserves-A-Wedgie didn’t get his Roy Moore suppport, so why not shill for this scumbag too.

To be ruthlessly fair, we don’t have the actual facts yet, and they will be hard to get. Where might we find a document, or some other tangible evidence? So far, its all just statements and allegations, we cannot and should not presume guilt.

By the same token, of course, Il Douche is flat-footed stone cold stupid to declare innocence. He could have been effective enough just staying within accepted bounds, the presumption of innocence, etc. But no.

I have to say…I find it unbelievable.

I mean, I could be wrong. I am not saying it did not happen. But this differs from the Michigan State and Penn State cases, in that these weren’t minors and it wasn’t happening to someone else. These were men. These were athletes. In Ohio. They were and are, by nature, men who were violent and assertive. Men who enjoy and seek out confrontation. There is so much machismo and homophobia built in to that culture that I find it nearly impossible to believe that more than a thousand of these men were sexually assaulted by this guy and not one of them, NOT ONE OF THEM, beat the living snot out of him? I mean, out of reflex! Does this not strain credibility with anyone?

For this to believable, there has to be at least a couple of instances where this guy was in the emergency room with a broken and bleeding nose.

If I were on a jury? Sure - innocent until proven guilty, all of that. But I don’t live in Ohio, I’m not going to be on that jury (if there is one), and there has been to much of this bullshit. He (the doctor) looks to weigh the same as a duck, so I say burn him.

You study your prey, you make slow moves, you back off if a slow move gets a strong negative reaction.

Was he is describing is not subtle or sneaky.

And it wasn’t secret, either.

The Law of Large Numbers says there HAD to be a couple of times where he guessed wrong and got his ass kicked.