Not only have several wrestlers and coaches come out to defend Jordan against these scurrilous claims, but now one of the former wrestlers who said Jim Jordan knew about the abuse recants that claim:
DAILY CALLER – A former Ohio State University wrestler is recanting his claims that Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse allegations against a university physician when he coached wrestling at the school over 20 years ago.
“At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” Mark Coleman, a former MMA fighter who wrestled at Ohio State when Jordan coached there, said in a statement.
“I have nothing but respect for Jim Jordan as I have known him for more than 30 years and know him to be of impeccable character.”
Coleman is the first former OSU wrestler to recant his claims that Jordan knew about sexual abuse at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, an OSU physician accused of molesting dozens of student-athletes.
This is what he originally said:
Coleman told The Wall Street Journal on July 5 that he believed Jordan knew about Strauss’s behavior.
“There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or something that he’s got no recollection of what was going on at Ohio State,” he said.
“I have nothing but respect for this man, I love this man, but he knew as far as I’m concerned.”
This never should have been a scandal for Jim Jordan in the first place. He never should have been drug through the mud over this.
This guy can talk about now how much he respects Jordan and what not, but it’s clear from his allegations that he’s now recanted that he and others wanted to do harm to the Congressman.