Meyer sticks to same script in return press conference

Meyer sticks to same script in return press conference

Meyer sticks to same script in return press conference

The Ohio State coach released a statement Monday ahead of his return from a three-game suspension for mishandling domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith and then later in the day spent almost an hour in his first media availability since the ban answering questions.

"I'm very clear on my view of life, my view of people, and domestic violence is at the forefront", Meyer said. We sent out several letters to the families. I was not suspended for that. For anyone at this university to believe that Urban Meyer would turn his back on domestic violence, I need to leave.

"I want to be clear: I do not - never have and never will - condone domestic abuse". "Not one bit", Meyer said. My intent was to try to help all involved the only way I knew how at the time. Meyer also acknowledged that he needs to ask more questions in situations of domestic violence. Athletic director Gene Smith also was suspended August 31 through September 16.

"I thought the best thing I could do with a very troubled marriage, with a child custody issue going on".

Asked why he hired Zach Smith at Ohio State after previously knowing about incidents between him and Courtney Smith at Florida in 2009, Meyer admitted he made an error in judgement. At that point, Meyer says he made a decision to keep Smith on staff to try to help the family. The university said when deciding to suspend Meyer, it also factored in his response to questions about the 2015 incident when asked about it at Big Ten media days this July. "I was completely reliant on information from law enforcement".

Monday, for the first time in almost a month, Meyer met with the media to answer questions at his weekly press conference. Ohio State's investigation determined what Meyer said in those interviews was "plainly not accurate" but that he did not "deliberately lie".

Jurgen Klopp delivers Roberto Firmino eye injury update ahead of PSG
The Reds forward suffered a nasty eye injury against Tottenham on Saturday after clashing with defender Jan Vertonghen . Other than Roberto Firmino , there are no other fresh injury worries for Liverpool ahead of the fixture.

Meyer addressed issues raised in OSU's investigative report. "She has reasoning for why she didn't react, and I'm not here to speak for Shelley".

Shortly after the press conference, Urban Meyer's oldest daughter, Nicki, posted a heartfelt tweet.

Meyer told Rinaldi. "Shelley did not share those texts with me". As Ohio State passed its final on-field test without him, a 40-28 win over TCU on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, his three-game suspension expired. Meyer said an IT person did take his phone to increase storage, however, because it was running out of memory. "I would never do that".

"My mistake was not asking enough questions", Meyer said. He said an OSU IT staffer reprogrammed the settings to delete texts automatically after a year months before the request came to save the texts.

Meyer said Smith did an excellent job as a recruiter and in developing Ohio State's receivers.

Recommended News

  • Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante reveals interest from other clubs

    Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante reveals interest from other clubs

    He moved to Stamford Bridge and also won the title in with the Blues in 2017. The next logical step was to continue at Chelsea ".
    Amazon cracking down on employees leaking data for bribes

    Amazon cracking down on employees leaking data for bribes

    Amazon said it had "zero tolerance" for abuse of its systems and that it was conducting a "thorough investigation". In addition to this problem, Amazon has had to battle fake reviews and counterfeit merchandise on its platform.

    Brett Kavanaugh: accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick goes public

    McConnell has said he would like to have Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1, the start of the Supreme Court's new term. After the GOP statement was released, Senate Democrats called for the committee vote on Kavanaugh to be postponed.
  • Coca Cola is in serious talks to produce marijuana-infused drinks'

    Coca Cola is in serious talks to produce marijuana-infused drinks'

    Coca-Cola is reportedly watching the cannabis industry and is intrigued by the idea of drinks infused with CBD. One of Bloomberg's sources said the drinks in question would fall under the "recovery drink" category.
    Bills cornerback quits and retires in middle of game

    Bills cornerback quits and retires in middle of game

    He was hurt late in the third quarter when he was tackled from behind and had Buffalo center Ryan Groy fall down on him. McDermott also revealed he took over the defensive playing-calling from coordinator Leslie Frazier in the second half.
    Browns DE Myles Garrett reacts to Cleveland releasing Josh Gordon

    Browns DE Myles Garrett reacts to Cleveland releasing Josh Gordon

    Cleveland was slated to take a one-point lead with the extra point pending, but Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez had other ideas. DEFENSE: Nice turnaround game for the defense, after allowing 41 points and more than 500 yards in the season opener.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

    Quite angry, to be honest", he said about starting the final on the bench. "Obviously, I felt I deserved to start the game". Cristiano Ronaldo left fans raving after opening his account for new side Juventus in the Italian Serie A.
    Syria war: Russian Federation  and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

    Syria war: Russian Federation and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

    Ankara hopes to return some of the 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to these territories. The country is already home to more than 3 million Syrians who have fled the war.
    Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

    Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

    Some 2,800 North Carolina National Guardsmen were actively aiding rescue and relief efforts Sunday with another 1,000 on standby. Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern , North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018. "But they will.
  • Diver Behind Thai Soccer Team Rescue Sues Elon Musk Over Pedophile Remark

    Diver Behind Thai Soccer Team Rescue Sues Elon Musk Over Pedophile Remark

    Then in a second email to BuzzFeed, Musk accused Unsworth of being a liar and said he wasn't on the cave dive team. Tesla Chief executive Elon Musk has had what seemed like endless problems over the past couple months.

    Caver sues Elon Musk for defamation

    However, Unsworth took note a month later when Musk tweeted, "You don't think it's odd he hasn't sued me?" Well, here ya go, Elon. Mr Musk later accused Mr Unsworth of moving to Thailand to be with a bride who was about 12 years old.
    Police cordon off Salisbury restaurant & street after 2 people fall ill

    Police cordon off Salisbury restaurant & street after 2 people fall ill

    They have alleged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were Russian intelligence agents, which they and Moscow have denied. Wiltshire Police described the emergency steps taken in response to "a medical incident" in Salisbury as precautions.

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.