Former Ohio State University Wrestling Captain Adam DiSabato testified in front of the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee this week and stated that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked him to help cover up the sex abuse scandal that occurred while Jordan was an OSU wrestling coach.
DiSabato told the committee this week that multiple coaches on the team, including Jordan, knew that former OSU doctor Richard Strauss was sexually abusing male wrestlers and did nothing to stop it.
DiSabato also said that Jordan asked him to contradict statements made by his brother, Michael DiSabato, who in 2018 said that Jordan and other coaches willfully ignored Strauss’s sexual misconduct.
“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother,” he told the committee. “That’s the kind of cover up that’s going on there.”
Jordan has repeatedly denied knowing of Strauss’s abuse while serving as wrestling coach, despite the testimony of multiple former wrestlers who say otherwise.
This isn’t Jordan’s first attempt at trying to cover up his involvement in the Ohio State molestation scandal.
In 2018 it was discovered Jordan had retired Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson put pressure on other OSU wrestlers who accused him of knowing and not doing anything about the sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of the athletic departments in-house doctor.