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Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave

Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave

During the past few days, McMurphy, ESPN's former college football insider who will soon join Stadium Network, has unearthed that Meyer employed alleged serial domestic-abuser Zach Smith as an assistant coach for almost a decade dating back to Meyer's national-championship days at the University of Florida. She also produced text messages to college football reporter Brett McMurphy which show a conversation between Courtney and the wife of another OSU coach in which Courtney was assured Urban was addressing the issue with Zach.

Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave as of Wednesday afternoon, according ot a statement from the University.

Ohio State University's statement reads as such: "The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations".

Buckeye coach Urban Meyer insisted that he had not been aware of Smith's prior incidents that led to 9-1-1 calls from his now ex-wife Courtney, as no formal charges had ever been fired. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter", Meyer said in a statement.

Meyer is 73-8 in six seasons at Ohio State with Big Ten titles in 2014 and '17 and a national title in '14. He was also asked about the 2015 incident alleged by Courtney Smith. Per the Powell Police report, a box was checked indicating Zach Smith had been arrested. In fact, Courtney Smith told McMurphy that she and Shelley often discussed Zach's domestic violence.

Ohio State needs to know what Meyer knew and when he knew it if the program has any designs of coming up with a strategy for keeping him. At the time of the charge, Zach Smith's attorney said Courtney Smith had accused him of driving to her apartment after she told him they would meet elsewhere so he could drop off their son.

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Smith was sacked on July 23 after he was charged with criminal trespassing after dropping their children off at his ex-wife Courtney's home during a May 12 incident. The couple divorced in 2016.

McMurphy's report suggests that Ohio State may be in trouble with the information that has come to light.

The announcement came hours after the ex-wife of Zach Smith said that she told Meyer's wife, Shelley, in 2015 about the abuse she said the fired wide receivers coach inflicted on her.

"Courtney: "I hope urban is smarter than that" Lindsey: "[Urban] doesn't know what to think" Courtney: "I don't really care.

Meyer fired Zach Smith on July 23, shortly after McMurphy originally reported the 2015 allegations of domestic violence and felonious assault.

"I hadn't heard that".


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