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Urban Meyer's Statement Is A Whole Lot Of Spin

Urban Meyer's Statement Is A Whole Lot Of Spin

Two days after he was placed on paid administrative leave and less than two weeks after Zach Smith was sacked, Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer has released a statement on Twitter Friday afternoon. He was also asked about a 2015 incident alleged by Courtney Smith, who said she told Meyer's wife about those incidents. In the interview, Smith said Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith questioned him during the 2015 football season about the allegations made by Courtney Smith that fall.

"I don't know what else Urban Meyer could have done", Zach Smith told ESPN. He took me and shoved me up against the wall with his hands around my neck - something he did very often. "I never had a conversation about it so I know nothing about that", he said on July 24 during Big Ten Media Days.

On July 23, former ESPN college football writer Brett McMurphy posted a story on his Facebook page that Courtney Smith had filed a domestic violence civil protection order against her ex-husband.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that McMurphy tweeted text messages between the Smiths in which he apologized after she referred to him "picking me up by my neck strangling me". "I can't say it didn't happen because I wasn't there", Meyer said of the '15 allegations. I volunteered to do that.

"I never hit her". I don't know right now if they are investigating and trying to come up with any plausible way to keep Urban employed or if they're working on a severance package right now.

He acknowledged awareness of the incident in 2009 but dismissed the incident in 2015, saying, "There was nothing, I don't know who creates a story like that". Meyer knew. So why did the coach, in nine separate, direct questions at media days, deny as much?

In Meyer's place, the Buckeyes - who kicked off fall camp on Friday - named quarterbacks coach Ryan Day as acting head coach. Zach Smith said that after speaking to Gene Smith about them, he spoke to Meyer. When I heard he had said that at Big Ten media day, my initial response was that he was reacting to the storyline that was put out there that I was arrested on felonious domestic abuse, which never happened. "So I called the police". Smith says "I guess you'd have to be there".

Joe Paterno's career four-decade career as Penn State coach ended when he was sacked amid questions about how much he knew about Sandusky's past crimes and whether he acted appropriately with allegations he was told of by an assistant coach.

"I'm so sorry! Zach Smith said".

Smith often responded to that flak in a less-than-productive way. "We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible".

Meyer has said that if he had known he would have fired Smith back then itself. "I don't know what anybody else could have done".

"I understand that there are more questions to be answered and I look forward to doing just that with the independent investigators retained by the University and I will cooperate fully with them", he said in his statement.

The university said it also notified Franklin County Children Services, university police and USA Diving at the time. I knew exactly what he knew; I knew exactly what he did.

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