Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

Urban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game

Urban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game

"I'll have to fill you in on that later if I can", Whittingham said when asked about Meyer's situation following practice.

Now Meyer appears to be in jeopardy of losing his job as Buckeyes coach over the handling of a longtime assistant who has been accused of domestic violence. This, despite the fact that the Ohio State coach denied knowing anything about it at Big Ten Media Days last week. He has not had more than two losses in any season.

Up to this point, neither Meyer, nor officials from Ohio State have responded to the latest allegations.

Some have called for Ohio State to part ways with Meyer, and August 1 reports indicate that Meyer would be placed on administrative leave. The university would owe nothing if Meyer were fired with cause.

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over on an interim basis. The season starts September 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, talks with a player in April in Columbus, Ohio. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter", said Meyer in a statement. It wasn't until July 23, 2018 that Zach was sacked from his coaching position after being charged with criminal trespassing when he dropped his children off at Courtney's home back on May 12. If Meyer really didn't know about the abuse in Zach and Courtney Smith's marriage for seven years, then Ohio State shouldn't punish him. He pleaded not guilty, and a hearing is scheduled for Friday. A hearing to discuss the merits of her complaint was scheduled for Friday morning, but has been moved to September 14. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.

Meyer's original contract required him to promptly report any violations of university rules by assistant coaches to Gene Smith and the Office of Compliance Services.

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A new report from McMurphy on Wednesday uncovered text exchanges between Courtney Smith and Shelley Meyer detailing the alleged abuse, and photos of bruises that Smith claimed to have shared with Shelley. The order, which was signed July 20, is effective until 2023 and prohibits Zach Smith from going within 500 feet of his ex-wife.

"I said, '2015?' That was only a couple years ago", Meyer told reporters at Big Ten Media Days.

"Nobody from the university came and asked me my side of the story", Smith said. "Never anything came to light, never had a conversation about it".

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

"I hadn't heard that". The couple divorced in 2016. He also won national titles at Florida in 2006 and '08.

Meyer almost retired in the winter of 2009, after a health scare involving chest pains following the recent conference championship game and a desire to spend more time with his family. The Gators went 8-5 in 2010, and after, Meyer stepped down for good.

Meyer has been one of the most successful coaches in the history of Ohio State football. Plus Gainesville Police arrested Rainey for striking a woman in the face in 2013. Nothing has amounted even close to the degree of the Meyer case with anything involving Texas football.

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