Former Ohio State University wrestler Adam DiSabato revealed more details on CNN about his phone call from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) who begged and pleaded with him not to speak out on the reports that Rep. Jordan knew about sexual abuse at the college, but did nothing to stop it:
He was begging me to go against my brother’s testimony, basically and come out with a statement. So I just listened to him and expressed I didn’t know what my brother was — his motives. I said I can’t really give you an answer right now. I’m in the middle of something and I said let me talk to my family and that was that. I kind of just brushed him off, you know, and that was the conversation.
Rep. Jordan’s spokesperson has claimed that “Congressman Jordan would never ask anyone to do anything but tell the truth.” but DiSabato debunked that claim:
I think it’s a boldface lie, because someone went to him and told him about an exam to his face and it’s been documented. There were several people that went up to him, we all complained. It was an open discussion in the locker room around anywhere we were at. But mostly when the physicals came around every year because, you know, it was a problem.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)