Rep. Jim Jordan says if he knew about Strauss abuse, he would have reported it

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — In an interview with NBC4’s Colleen Marshall Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan calls the idea that he wouldn’t stand up for abused athletes ridiculous.

Colleen Marshall has reported extensively on a ‘culture of cover-up’ at Ohio State that resulted in hundreds of cases of abuse over two decades at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss.

At least four former wrestlers and one referee are on record saying they complained about Strauss to then-assistant wrestling coach and now Congressman Jim Jordan. The high-profile representative insists he knew nothing.

In an interview Tuesday morning with Colleen Marshall, Jordan insisted he knew nothing, and sought to discredit those who say otherwise.

Colleen: Congressman, I have to ask you, we’ve done a number of stories on the Doctor Strauss situation at Ohio State. And I’ve talked to athletes who said they were there when you were…

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