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Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked

Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked

Bob Evans Restaurants removed ads featuring Urban Meyer from its website Thursday, hours after the Ohio State football coach was placed on paid leave amid an investigation into a former assistant coach's alleged domestic abuse.

Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of onetime Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, filed a domestic violence civil protection order against her ex-husband on July 20.

She also told McMurphy that Shelley said she would have to tell Urban and Courtney encouraged her to do so.

Meyer previously told reporters last week that he was never told anything about the incident that resulted in injuries to Smith's ex-wife, Courtney.

Courtney Smith can explain better than most why Urban Meyer and The Ohio State University are under the spotlight.

In June 2009, Zach Smith was arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim after allegedly throwing Courtney Smith into a wall after an argument at their home in Gainesville, Florida, where Zach was working for Meyer with the University of Florida football program. Annual studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus list it as college football's most valuable brand and, according to the Columbus Dispatch, the school trademarked the name "Urban Meyer" in 2015.

On July 24, Urban Meyer denied knowing that Zach Smith had been accused of domestic violence in 2015, saying at Big Ten media days, "I was never told about anything".

McMurphy also obtained a text exchange that Courtney Smith said was with Lindsey Voltolini, whose husband, Brian, has been a member of Meyer's coaching staffs at OSU, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green. "This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction".

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts during the fourth quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter". Zach Smith was the team's wide receivers' coach. There is proof that Meyer's wife knew about it, and it will be hard for Meyer to claim that he did not. "Never anything came to light, never had a conversation about it". Zach Smith wasn't charged in the case. McMurphy reported Wednesday that on the night of the 2009 incident in Gainesville, Zach Smith brought Nicol home, telling Courtney that Nicol had broken up with her boyfriend and needed to spend the night at their house.

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