Last month, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was forced to take an administrative leave after journalist Brett McMurphy released a report alleging that Meyer knew about 2015 domestic abuse allegations of a member of his coaching staff, Zach Smith.
Via Brett McMurphy
Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview with the victim and other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff.
Courtney Smith, ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, provided text messages between her and the wives of Ohio State coaches – including Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley – showing Meyer’s knowledge of the situation.
Meyer said last week during Big Ten Media Days that he had no knowledge of two alleged domestic violence incidents in 2015 with former assistant wide receivers coach Zach Smith that were investigated by the Powell (Ohio) Police Department.
Today. the Ohio State board of trustees is meeting to decide Meyer’s fate now that the investigation in the matter has been concluded.
According to 247 Sports report Dave Biddle, school president Michael Drake is pushing for a suspension but Meyer looks like he’s going to fight it because he doesn’t believe he did anything wrong.
In the end the board of trustees will make the final decision and not Drake.
Update: Urban Meyer has been suspended the first three games of the season.