Former Ohio State wrestler: ‘It’s just going to get worse’ for Jim Jordan

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Former Ohio State wrestler Adam DiSabato made headlines this week when he claimed, during a public hearing, that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan asked him not to assert that sexual abuse allegations were well known within the university’s wrestling program but were ignored by Jordan and other coaches.

“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling, begging me to go against my brother, begging me, crying for a half-hour,” DiSabato told the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee. “That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there.”

DiSabato appeared on AM Joy this morning and hinted darkly that there was more to come:

JOY REID: “The congressman is calling you a liar. Your response, sir.”

DISABATO: “Well, in his statement he didn’t say that he didn’t call me. I find that amusing because he knows that he called me that day, and there’s proof and he doesn’t want to go there. So, as far as the lie, I’ve already gone over this several times. It was blatant knowledge throughout our wrestling team, and there’s others that are going to come out on my behalf, and it’s just going to get worse. Jim Jordan is just a symptom of the bigger problem at Ohio State.”

After claiming the rot at Ohio State goes deeper than has previously been revealed and that “other things are going to come out,” DiSabato was asked if he had specific evidence that Jordan knew about the abuse that was taking place.

DISABATO: “Yes, I mean, the fact that he called me on the Fourth of July. I haven’t talked to this guy in … the last time I saw him was at my teammate Kevin Randleman’s funeral. And Kevin Randleman was a captain as well, and if he was alive he’d be sitting here next to me, you know, with the same story because he was adamant against it as well. So, you know, to keep denying it is just digging himself a bigger hole. If he would have just come out at the beginning and said, ‘Hey, you know, our superiors did nothing,’ then I wouldn’t be here right now. You think I want to be here?”

Sorry, Jim. The Senate doesn’t get to decide on your guilt or innocence. You can scowl and scream all you want. It will just make you look more guilty.

 

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5 Comments on "Former Ohio State wrestler: ‘It’s just going to get worse’ for Jim Jordan"

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William J Stefens
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William J Stefens
Although I am one not to wish I’ll on any person, I feel I can safely say I wish right and impartial Justice be done upon Jim Jordan in his part regarding the handling of sexual abuse done upon those who were in Jordan’s charge to protect. Thus, if such evidence be shown beyond a reasonable doubt than Jim Jordan did not due his duty to notify appropriate officials of charges of sexual abuse done to the students by the team doctor, Jim be punished to the fullest extent of the law for covering up such crimes done to students… Read more »
David Bishop
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David Bishop

He’s got a pardon in the pocket, so he’ll skate.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

He’s a worthless little prick. Every time he says something he has to raise his voice to try to make him look like he’s an authoritive figure. During the house proceedings he made such a fool of himself by his rambling and screeching. He knew what was going on but did nothing to protect his team. He needs to be investigated and incarcerated to pay for his negligence

Suzie
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Suzie

Mr. Jordan’s days of bullying could be over. Let’s see if the hypocrites in the evangelical community defend him.

J.M
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This is the SICKEST, MOST VILE, DEMON supporter that’s been uncovered so far. He deserves all that’s bad coming to him. He’s not the only one.