Former Ohio State University wrestler, Mark Coleman is now walking back his claims Congressman Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse allegations against a doctor when he was a wrestling coach at the college over 20 years ago.
Mark Coleman told the Wall Street Journal in early July, “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. I have nothing but respect for this man, I love this man, but he [Jim Jordan] knew as far as I’m concerned.”
Now the former wrestler is walking back his claims and distancing himself from the controversy.
The Daily Caller reported:
“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.
Coleman is also distancing himself from DiSabato, a sports marketing executive who has sued Ohio State University in the past.
“Mike DiSabato and his PR representative have released information and made statements publicly without my authorization and, in my opinion, are using them to exploit and embarrass The Ohio State University,” Coleman said in his statement.
“I am distancing myself from Mike DiSabato as he is not my manager and does not speak for me. I am also disappointed with many of the public statements made by Mr. DiSabato and his personal attacks on individuals employed by the university and others.”
Mark Coleman does maintain however, that he was a victim of Dr. Strauss’s abuse.
The Deep State targeted conservative favorite Jim Jordan with a vicious smear campaign the first week of July.
Rep. Jim Jordan has been hammering Rosenstein and the FBI over their corruption, Russia probe and Spygate.
The Ohio Congressman also just announced his House Speakership bid plans; he’s a Freedom Caucus founder and very popular with Trump supporters.
This is precisely why the swamp unleashed a smear campaign against Jordan, accusing him of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach.
The law firm handling this case is none other than Perkins Coie; the same law firm that represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and paid for the fake Russia dossier.
The Deep State does not want the Speaker of the House to be a staunch Trump supporter like Jim Jordan which is why they launched this smear campaign going into the midterms.