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".

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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.

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