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Former Olympian and UFC champion Mark Coleman is among the over 100 former students at Ohio State University to say he was a victim of a former doctor, who is accused of sexual abuse. Initially, he also implicated current Republican congressman Jim Jordan, who he said had to know about the abuse, and did not intervene to end it. Via CNN.com:
“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,” Coleman told The Wall Street Journal about Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was an assistant wrestling coach during the time the doctor is accused of abusing athletes. “I have nothing but respect for this man. I love this man. But he knew as far as I’m concerned.”
Jordan denies that he knew about the abuse, and claimed if he had known, he would have stopped it. Now, Coleman has clarified his comments to CNN, saying that he has no direct knowledge that Jordan knew for certain.
“Maybe I spoke without thinking,” Coleman said Thursday. “This has absorbed my life. Since I’ve said that, it’s consumed me 24 hours a day, and I didn’t like the way it was heading, the direction it was heading.”
“I was angry and said words that I shouldn’t have said,” Coleman said. “He may have known about some locker room banter because we did joke about it in the locker room, but I don’t know of anyone ever reporting it to Jim Jordan directly.”
“I’m clarifying (the earlier statement) because it’s been on my mind for a long time and I feel guilty that this happened, and I wanted to clarify it,” he said. “Not change it. I said what I said.”
Jordan is looking to replace the outgoing Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. He expressed frustration at CNN for investigating the allegations that he turned a blind eye to the abuse.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 11, 2018
Uh… Paul Harris…
Holy… somebody call Rob Liefeld, Palhares has vindicated the man’s entire art style [minus the pockets]. pic.twitter.com/69iFaC0GPo
— Zane Simon (@TheZaneSimon) August 9, 2018
Computer, enhance… yep… these motherf***ers are all on steroids.
This is how Khabib thinks power works like this because that’s how it does work in the oligarchy that is Russia. (It just might work in this case too, who knows)
Speaking of Khabib
Conor McGregor with the Green Shadow Kick
Conor McGregor has really nailed that Johnny Cage kick. pic.twitter.com/JWFGkhCGuz
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) January 25, 2016
Sometimes, Kamaru Usman gets a feeling… He gets a feeling that he’s never, ever ever ever had before…
Just a deep feeling in my soul, September 8th I will be the new Welterweight Champion of the world!!!
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 9, 2018
Jon Fitch is one tough guy. I had forgotten how badly Georges St. Pierre was beating him in this fight.
It’s the 10-year anniversary of UFC 87 and Georges St-Pierre’s total domination of Jon Fitch. In what may stand as his greatest performance, “Rush” throttled his challenger standing and grounded him at will. It marked the first of nine title defenses for the all-time great. #TBT pic.twitter.com/ZRpoDd1mIR
— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) August 9, 2018
Sometimes a little angle is all it takes
— Lee Wylie (@leewylieboxing) August 9, 2018
Nick Newell hasn’t given up on his dreams, or his “your mom” comebacks.
Tons of people lost on TUF & bounced back great. Dillashaw, Pettis, Shogun, Lesnar & Condit all lost their UFC debuts & ended up winning titles. Theres wilder shit in this world then a one handed guy competing w/ elite in MMA. I will prove I belong.
— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) August 8, 2018
Usually have your mom do it for me https://t.co/65TqMDKeLz
— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) August 9, 2018
Boxers vs. MMA fighters on punch machines is fun even if it’s not exactly valid
Gervonta Davis offered to fight TJ Dillashaw, who threw some Lomachenko shade back his way
Bring it! I heard they were handing out belts after Loma left your division https://t.co/fNnHPqFKJQ
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) August 9, 2018
This before and after picture will give a lot of fans the nostalgia
— Mike Swick (@officialswick) August 9, 2018
Daniel Cormier has a sense of humor
Watch Daniel Cormier attempt to become a triple champ
— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) August 9, 2018
This can only go well- Kevin Hart and Tony Robbins invested in PFL.
Jokes about pay are always funny because they are true
Rampage Jackson seems like a good dad, at least in this clip
Speaking of tough guys who have a lighter side, Stipe Miocic’s wife reposted this.
Jon Jones giving back to the community.
Tom Duquesnoy doing footwork drills
J’adore l’échelle de rythme pour les déplacements de boxe… qu’est ce que vous pensez de cet entrainement ? ?? • I love the Ladder Drills for boxing movements, what are your thoughts on it ? ?? * ** *** **** ***** ****** #mma #thefirekid #boxing #preparezvoscombats #boxeanglaise #ladderdrills #echellederythme #videooftheday #fight #ufc #hiddenhills #mmainfrance #training #motivation #boxingtraining
Tony Ferguson seems like a big lightweight but evidently he’s not that big.
Mike Perry sparring Jacare Souza
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
The lead elbows are tricky because half the time I have to watch the replay to see what happened.
Okay this was a WILD knockout from Shamrock FC that somehow I missed.
— Shamrock FC (@Shamrock_FC) August 9, 2018
- Darren Till at least partially cleared up his comments about not caring about his pregnant girlfriend or daughter. He said it was hyperbole, describing his current state of mind but not his whole approach to life.
- Evaluating Team Alpha Male after Cody Garbrandt’s loss (Note: I do not endorse this hot take)
- Demetrious Johnson’s foot is not broken; he’s still waiting on his knee.
Oh, this is gold.
I am reminded of this WaPo correction pic.twitter.com/ZQS4XoOt6p
— Ian Petrie (@icpetrie) August 10, 2018
These ants formed a bridge with their bodies to…raid this beehive? It seems awfully inefficient to dip that far; but also, how did it form? Did it start on the ceiling and slump down to this upside down parabola?