Urban Meyer says he failed on media day dealing with Zach Smith

Urban Meyer says he failed on media day dealing with Zach Smith

Urban Meyer says he failed on media day dealing with Zach Smith

First, Meyer issued a statement admitting he lied at Big Ten Media Days last week when he said he had no knowledge of a 2015 incident involving receivers coach Zach Smith but insisting he followed proper protocol at the time when informed of it.

Meyer made the statement in a letter addressed to OSU Buckeye fans, portraying his claim not to have known about the 2015 incident as him simply being caught off guard by unexpected questioning.

Courtney Smith has said she told Meyer's wife Shelley about the abuse allegations and sent Shelley pictures.

Meyer said his intention at media days was not to say anything inaccurate and he apologized.

"Due to the ongoing investigation, football coaches and student-athletes will not be available for interviews until further notice and all practices will be closed", Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig said in an email to the Associated Press.

In short, Smith does not believe that Meyer should be fired be the university. "However, I was not adequately prepared to discuss these sensitive personnel issues with the media, and I apologize for the way I handled those questions".

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Zach Smith was sacked last week by Meyer, a few days after his wife obtained a protective order against him. He said that he was on a recruiting trip in October 2015 when he was called back to campus by athletic director Gene Smith. I've never had a conversation about it. I don't know where or what they are from. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is acting head coach and there is no timetable for the Meyer inquiry to conclude.

"Please know that the truth is the ultimate power, and I am confident that I took appropriate action. There were several times things got out of hand between us and I may have restrained her to get out of the house". Ohio State did not respond Friday to a request seeking comment on the comments by Meyer or Smith, who told the radio station his marriage was volatile and that he made mistakes. (Meyer) looked at me: 'If you hit her, you're fired immediately'.

Smith, the grandson of late Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce, a mentor to Meyer, played for Meyer when he was coach at Bowling Green in 2001-02.

Then, a report Wednesday by veteran college football reporter Brett McMurphy suggested Meyer knew of the domestic violence incidents in 2015 yet took no action.

Meyer has been at Ohio State for six seasons, going 73-8 with a national championship in 2014 and two Big Ten conference titles. It denies any grounds that Ohio State could use to fire him with cause.

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