NYT-OSU wrestling scandal now has 100 victims coming forward

Submitted by yossarians tree on August 2nd, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Totally unrelated to Urban's dilemma of course, but the added scrutiny on OSU certainly can't help.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/politics/ohio-state-wrestlers-abuse-me-too.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

 

Comments

Bando Calrissian

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:02 PM ^

Jim Jordan is already using his position to discredit them. My hope is that the Urban Meyer fiasco doesn't further eclipse the fact that these victims deserve to be heard, believed, taken seriously, and given justice for what they've gone through.

mfan_in_ohio

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:23 PM ^

It won't. His district (which is about a half mile away from me, and I am ever thankful for every inch of that) is pretty solidly R. I think he won his last race by about 35 points and this year is a rematch of that race.  Ohio gerrymandered its districts so effectively that there hasn't been a seat flip since the districts were drawn, even with pretty solid swings in both directions in 2012 and 2014.  So Jordan is probably safe unless he gets indicted, and even then he'd probably have to lose a primary. 

Mr Miggle

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:37 PM ^

I wonder if this in any way a reaction to this story?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/former-ohio-state-wrestling-coach-urged-rep-jim-jordan-s-n896551

In a nutshell, Jordan is putting pressure on former head coach to get wrestlers to recant. The coach was quoted telling one wrestler he will support Jordan until he's put under oath. It's an ugly story getting uglier.

Go BlueYU

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

Absolutely disgusting! That doctor deserves to rot in hell. I hope those that helped cover up his actions have their complicity exposed and punished accordingly. Terrible!

chrisu

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:21 PM ^

It's a thin line, but when you consider the AD hasn't changed but he has presided of two football coaches that seemingly ran things behind closed doors, the argument of LOIC at least has some grounds for discussion. I think the NCAA is a feckless giant driven by old boys' money. They won't pick on a giant for something like LOIC. Heck, even Baylor was skimmed over for that. Only one school faced the harshest penalty and it hasn't been threatened since. How involved in Nassar has the NCAA been? I think that is the benchmark for OSU.