Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a headset during an Ohio State football game

A closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a headset during 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.

Turkey 'will retaliate' over U.S. sanctions as crisis grows
President Donald Trump and more particularly with Vice President Mike Pence, who has close ties to the evangelical Christian community.

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.

Recommended News

  • Legendary basketball player opened a school in his hometown

    Legendary basketball player opened a school in his hometown

    James has received a lot of attention for his school opening and rightfully so. LeBron James is inspiring more than just kids with his school in Akron.
    Donald Trump Has No Idea How to Buy Groceries

    Donald Trump Has No Idea How to Buy Groceries

    The Sun-Sentinel notes that DeSantis is expected to win, likely because of Trump's endorsement , which gave him a huge boost. The motorcade made its way through downtown Tampa to Tampa Bay Technical High School. "We need to elect more Republicans".
    Tottenham looking to trump Chelsea in race for Wilfried Zaha

    Tottenham looking to trump Chelsea in race for Wilfried Zaha

    The Ivory Coast worldwide was even awarded Player of the Year by Crystal Palace supporters - for a record third successive season. Zaha came through the ranks at Crystal Palace but suffered an underwhelming two seasons at Old Trafford with Manchester United .
  • Arkansas State draws votes in preseason Coaches Poll; Razorbacks get none

    Arkansas State draws votes in preseason Coaches Poll; Razorbacks get none

    Shea Patterson, a transfer from MS , is expected solve the team's problems at quarterback. "That's a good sign for this season". It's the first time in program history that the Knights have been ranked in the top 25 to start a season.
    Android P Tipped for August 20 Release

    Android P Tipped for August 20 Release

    This is in line with the release dates of Android 7.0 "Nougat" (22 August 2016) and Android 8.0 "Oreo" (21 August 2017). These beta versions have been notably unstable as well, and we still don't know what the "P" will stand for.
    Ivanka Steps Out of Line With POTUS Over Media and Family Separation

    Ivanka Steps Out of Line With POTUS Over Media and Family Separation

    President Donald Trump is downplaying his daughter's refusal to label the news media the "enemy of the people ". However, Trump eventually caved to pressure and signed an executive order in June halting the separations.
  • Fields Medal stolen in Brazil within minutes of being awarded

    Fields Medal stolen in Brazil within minutes of being awarded

    This year, the recipients were announced on August 1 at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. Birkar, who specialises in algebraic geometry, was raised in Iran before seeking political asylum in Britain.
    Liverpool likely to face group of death in Champions League

    Liverpool likely to face group of death in Champions League

    Klopp said: "For Shaq, in the moment he signed he wanted to stay immediately at Liverpool and train with us. That would make it more interesting".
    Police say woman in Missouri was not missing Iowa student

    Police say woman in Missouri was not missing Iowa student

    However, was Tibbetts really sighted? It's now been 15 days since anyone has seen the 20-year-old University of Iowa grad. Investigators say they have concluded that a woman spotted in northwest Missouri was not a missing Iowa college student .
  • China stands its ground after Trump amps up tariff threats

    China stands its ground after Trump amps up tariff threats

    In 2017 the United States had a $376 billion trade deficit with China, which it is keen to reduce. Officials in Beijing have vowed to respond with the same amount of tariffs on USA products.
    White House press briefing

    White House press briefing

    I addressed this question, I addressed my personal feelings. "But no, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people". Sanders said it was ironic that media organizations complain about the president's rhetoric when theirs often is so vicious.
    Charlie Sheen claims he can no longer afford child support

    Charlie Sheen claims he can no longer afford child support

    Charlie supposedly owes millions of dollars to his lawyers, in addition to the Internal Revenue Agency, as well as house payments. Court hearings in Sheen's child support case have been scheduled for September 18 and 26.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.