ESPN Investigates 'Gay Porn Wrestlers' Scandal

JC Adams
NEW YORK CITY — ESPN will investigate the dismissal of two college wrestlers from their athletics program for having appeared on amateur porn website. The segment featuring wrestlers Paul Donahoe and Kenny Jordan will air during ESPN's "Outside the Lines" this weekend.

Last summer, Donahoe and Jordan were dismissed from the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers wrestling squad when it was revealed they had appeared in nude photo spreads and solo masturbation vignettes on the all-male amateur website Fratmen.tv.

Both men transferred to new schools. Donahoe enrolled at Edinboro College and joined their wrestling squad, where he enjoyed an unbeaten season and advanced to the NCAA finals before losing in March on a technical violation.

ESPN reporter David Amber "investigates the dismissal of the Nebraska wrestlers for posing on a porn website, and the coaching staff's own cover-ups," the network said.

"The fact that they accepted money to promote their own image as college athletes put them in violation of NCAA regulations," ESPN notes. "Nebraska Coach Mark Manning told 'OTL' that while this particular incident did contribute to their dismissal from the team, they were released for a multitude of reasons."

However, ESPN uncovered "a pattern of leniency within the Nebraska wrestling program. Jordan and Donahoe believe the Nebraska wrestling staff's inability to cover up their much publicized internet appearance was the reason behind their dismissal."

ESPN has released a brief preview of Sunday's program. "We didn't kill anybody. We didn't put anybody in a hospital. We're not selling drugs. We're not bad kids," says Jordan in the preview. "We did some porn. Get over it… We work hard on our bodies, so why be ashamed? I didn't threaten anyone's life. If anything, I'm putting smiles on people's faces."

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