Jordan — Things They Said About Me Just Not True
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) held an impromptu presser with reporters at a July 4th parade in Ohio, where he was bombarded with questions over allegations that he ignored sexual abuse as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.
In an NBC News report, former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato claimed Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse against the team’s doctor when the congressman was the university’s assistant wrestling coach.
“I know Jim knew about what I called the deviant sexual atmosphere that we were exposed to,” DiSabato said on CNN this morning.
Jordan, a House Freedom Caucus founder who coached wrestling at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994, again denied he had any knowledge of the allegations to reporters at the parade.
“Mike wrestled for us, he was a friend,” Jordan said of DiSabato. “But something’s changed. You know, the things he said are just not true. We knew of no abuse. Never heard of abuse. If we had, we would have reported it.”