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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Gets Retired Coach To Pressure Wrestlers To Recant Sex Abuse Knowledge Claims

Seems that male sex abuse enabler and Family Values/Tea Party GOP Rep. Jim (Gym) Jordan has been getting people to put pressure on the former Ohio State wrestlers who accused Jordan of knowing and not doing anything about the sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of the athletic departments in-house doctor when Jordan was a coach there.

NBC News reports:

Retired Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson reached out to two ex-team members and asked them to support their former assistant coach, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a day after they accused the powerful congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse by the team doctor, according to the wrestlers and text messages they shared with NBC News.

The former wrestlers said their ex-coach made it clear to them he was under pressure from Jordan to get statements of support from members of the team.

Hellickson’s appeal to help Jordan came after the congressman repeatedly said that he had no idea that team doctor Richard Strauss was allegedly molesting the athletes — contradicting three wrestlers who told NBC News that Jordan must have known since the abuse was frequently discussed in the locker room.

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