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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:25 AM

Jordan's Boss, The Head Coach, Admits He Knew - By Josh Marshall


By Josh Marshall | July 12, 2018 10:45 am

One of the curious dimensions of the evolving Jim Jordan story is that the defenses of Jordan often become close to indistinguishable from the accusations against him. The first instance was that interlude in Jordan’s interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier in which he switched from adamant denials to making a distinction between formal accusations and “conversations in a locker room.” When Baier asked what “locker room” talk he’d heard, Jordan shifted back and insisted he hadn’t heard any. Now there’s another instance of this, an admission that essentially demolishes Jordan’s denials. The head coach Jordan worked for, Russ Hellickson, admits he knew Dr. Strauss was acting inappropriately with wrestlers on his team and confronted him about it.

To be clear, head coach Hellickson is not one of Jordan’s accusers. He’s one of Jordan’s biggest defenders. He has repeatedly defended Jordan and signed the open letter assembled by the right-wing PR firm which an anonymous funder has retained to attack Jordan’s accusers. “None of us saw or heard of abuse of OSU wrestlers,” one portion of the letter reads. “The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern. If we had heard of any abuse, we would have spoken up.”

But Hellickson has a problem.

Before Jordan’s involvement in the story broke on July 3rd, one of Jordan’s accusers, Mike DiSabato interviewed Hellickson on videotape. The video has not been publicly released but it’s been shown to multiple news outlets, including CNN and USAToday. On that tape, Hellickson admits to precisely what Jordan is vociferously denying.

On the tape, Hellickson said that many of the wrestlers were “uncomfortable” with Dr. Strauss’s behavior and that he had confronted Strauss about it. There was Strauss’s lingering in the showers with wrestlers and fondling them during weigh-ins.

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Reply Jordan's Boss, The Head Coach, Admits He Knew - By Josh Marshall (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 12 OP
dalton99a Jul 12 #1
CincyDem Jul 12 #2
Wellstone ruled Jul 12 #10
SDJay Jul 19 #14
Wellstone ruled Jul 19 #15
SDJay Jul 19 #16
Wellstone ruled Jul 19 #17
emulatorloo Jul 12 #3
bronxiteforever Jul 12 #4
spanone Jul 12 #5
SWBTATTReg Jul 18 #13
duforsure Jul 12 #6
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 12 #7
NewJeffCT Jul 12 #8
NewJeffCT Jul 12 #9
PearliePoo2 Jul 12 #11
doxyluv13 Jul 18 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:26 AM

1. Kick

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:27 AM

2. So...folks above Jordan knew, folks below Jordon knew...but somehow he stayed ignorant.



Once again, proof that you have to work hard to be a stupid as Jim Jordan.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:37 PM

10. The smell is increasing by the day.

Alum's are talking about this. Alum's from other Big Ten Schools are talking. Yes OSU is the Big Ten darling,but,Scholarship Recruits will look twice and the bottom line is,OSU is in trouble.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 04:45 PM

14. As A Wisconsin Grad

I'm actually disappointed that Ohio State and Michigan State have gone through scandals like this within a short period of time. These are big-time negative marks on our conference, which of course all got started with Penn State.

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Response to SDJay (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 04:50 PM

15. Grad from the same School,just another Century.

Code of ethics used to be damn stiff. Even the hint of this crap,found that person or person's out in some Corn Field with several weeks of recovery due.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:14 PM

16. Perhaps...

1994 for me. Also last century.

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Response to SDJay (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:45 PM

17. Whole different era thirty years before you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:28 AM

3. Rec n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:39 AM

4. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:40 AM

5. End of story jimmy boy.....resign NOW!!!

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 12:44 PM

13. Absolutely, resign scumbag!! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:42 AM

6. Just another republican liar

While trump and the gop attack the accusers , and protect someone who was well aware of children being sexually abused. People vote for this scum to represent them in our government? Child abusers running wild backed by this administration and republican party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:43 AM

7. If this were a Democrat

He'd be run out of Wash DC by now...retired wo benefits and working at Wendys.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:45 AM

8. yes - probably would have happened a week ago

or maybe by last weekend at the latest.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:46 AM

9. I know the Strzok hearing is the big news

but, this is potentially a big story as well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:42 PM

11. Keep digging! Hooray for the Press! Go get him! This lying jerk needs to be nailed.


I will clear my calendar, chill the beer and make popcorn to watch this scumbag Jordan squirming and sweating in a witness chair, under oath, and perjuring himself!



K&R


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 03:01 AM

12. So now we know there are 2 Sanduskies in Ohio!

Joke

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