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Jim Jordan Insists That College Football Be Played And Gets Reminded Of His Own Sordid Past

Earlier today, the Big Ten Conference announced that it was canceling the 2020-21 college football season due to the danger from coronavirus, disappointing millions of fans and possibly setting off a domino effect that will lead to other major athletic conferences following suit and putting football off until next spring at the soonest.


Immediately after the Big Ten released its decision, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) went on Twitter and all but demanded that college football be played, no matter what the consequences might be:

While we can endlessly debate whether it’s wise to have athletes engage in sports in the middle of a pandemic, Jordan isn’t exactly that right messenger for the cause. If you aren’t aware why, consider these facts from Jordan’s past, when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University:

“Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University’s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995. Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018 into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach. Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

“In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss. Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a ‘King of the Sauna’ certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna ‘talking smack.'”


Jordan is accused of knowing that student athletes were being sexually abused and yet doing nothing to report or stop what he saw. Though he has denied the charges, the congressman has never provided any evidence of his innocence in the matter.

As you might expect, Jordan was reminded of his sordid past by others on Twitter:

Here’s some free advice for ya, Jimbo: Hide your head in shame, delete your Twitter account, and stay away from our children.