OSU places 14-day time frame on Meyer investigation

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"Urban Meyer is on the hot seat and can be wrongfully fired from Ohio State", the petition states, adding, "it is up to us Buckeye Nation to help him not just for him but for THE Ohio State University and the great state of Ohio!"

The wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator - who also is the son of the late Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce - was sacked July 23 after his ex-wife sought a restraining order against him. The statment says Smith will fully cooperate with the university's investigation.

While players were checking in Monday evening to the hotel where they will stay during camp, around 200 fans rallied in support of Meyer outside Ohio Stadium. The wide-receivers coach/recruiting coordinator was sacked July 24 after his ex-wife sought a restraining order against him.

Leveridge said that Courtney Smith will not comment on ongoing legal matters involving her ex-husband, including the pursuit of a civil protection order, and that her focus remains on "caring for her two small children and continuing her nursing studies".

Furthermore, Leveridge stated that Courntey Smith has not received any compensation for two recent interviews in which she asserted that Shelley Meyer was aware of the alleged abuse at the hands of Zach Smith. Meyer told reporters he had known of the 2009 episode, which occurred when Smith was on his staff at the University of Florida, saying, "It came back to me that what was reported wasnt actually what happened".

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After initially denying any knowledge of the 2015 accusations against Zach Smith, Meyer has since recanted and now claims he followed protocol and told school officials.

Well, Ohio State did appoint a six-person "independent" working group last week that includes three Board of Trustees members, and announced that the investigation into Meyer's actions is expected to wrap up within 14 days.

Ohio State fired assistant coach Zach Smith on July 23 when his past allegations of domestic assault were brought to light by reporter Brett McMurphy.

The Buckeyes open their season September 1 at home against Oregon State.

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