REPORT: Former Ohio State wrestler makes claim against Rep. Jim Jordan

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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Adam DiSabato, a former captain of the Ohio State wrestling team who was on the squad from 1988 to 1993, testified to Ohio’s legislature Tuesday that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked him to deny 2018 allegations by his brother Mike DiSabato that Jordan knew about the sexual abuse of male wrestlers while he was a coach at the university.

DiSabato called Jordan’s action part of a “cover-up.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Jordan, a former assistant wrestling coach, has denied multiple times knowing about any sexual abuse while he was at Ohio State. DiSabato’s comments came as the state’s House Civil Justice Committee was considering legislation to allow victims to sue Ohio State for sexual abuse by a doctor who was employed there for 20 years.

“Jim Jordan called me crying, crying, groveling, on the Fourth of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me, crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there,” DiSabato alleged.

“Jim Jordan called me several times after that, that week,”DeSabato continued. “I had to have my lawyer call him, tell him to stop calling me. I had a teammate, George Pardos, I called and told him, ‘Call Jim Jordan and tell him to quit calling me or I’m going to beat his ass.’ That’s what I said.”

When contacted by Fox News for a statement, Jordan spokesman Ian Fury said this is another lie. “Congressman Jordan never saw or heard of any abuse, and if he had he would have dealt with it.”

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