Urban Meyer press conference Ohio State Buckeyes sets wrong tone

Shannon Stapleton  ReutersThe exterior of a building on The Ohio State University campus is seen in Columbus Ohio Aug. 6 2018

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer received a three-game suspension Wednesday night, the result of a two-week investigation into Meyer's knowledge of the domestic abuse allegations involving former assistant Zach Smith, who was sacked earlier this year.

Meyer fired Smith, a wide receivers coach, on July 23 after domestic abuse allegations surfaced, which included reports of Smith assaulting his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.

Ohio State also suspended athletic director Gene Smith without pay from August 31 until September 16.

But the findings in the report paint a picture of a possible cover-up by Meyer and a continued pattern of lying or at best misleading statements, including when appearing at Big Ten Conference media event in July one day after Zach Smith was sacked.

Courtney Smith alleged her husband shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015. Police looked into the 2015 allegations, but no formal charges were filed, officials said. Urban Meyer's only visit to Iowa was a disaster, losing by 31 points to Kirk Ferentz's unranked squad in 2017 and torpedoing Ohio State's chance at the playoffs.

"I will say this that this has been a learning experience", Meyer said. Ohio State is now investigating whether an NCAA violation was committed.

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Meyer has said he handled accusations properly when he found out about them, but acknowledged he lied to reporters at first when he said he hadn't heard of the 2015 incident.

Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave last and announced it was opening an internal investigation into matter.

After many expected Urban Meyer to lose his job over the recent scandal surrounding Ohio State, many were left unimpressed with his three-game suspension.

One aspect of the investigation was what was known between Urban Meyer and his wife, Shelley Meyer.

The Smiths separated in June 2015 and divorced in 2016.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Urban Meyer did not tell him about allegations of domestic abuse against Zach Smith in 2009 when the assistant coach was hired by the Buckeyes in 2012. "I know nothing about it".

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Meyer was out of coaching for a season but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011. It apparently didn't come up when OSU ran a background check on Smith, and Meyer never mentioned it to anyone.

Smith was accused by his ex-wife, Courtney Smith of physical abuse.

While we likely won't ever know exactly what Meyer and Zach Smith discussed via text message, Wednesday night Meyer did offer some insight into how Smith managed to hang onto his job for so long. Drake said Meyer was "not complete or accurate" in answering questions about Smith at Big Ten Media Days.

"I never hit her.I never got charged", he said. Gene Smith recommended to Meyer that he fire Zach Smith, but Meyer did not.

Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor, led the investigation that cost the university $500,000.

Ohio State began investigating Meyer while also facing three federal lawsuits about its response to allegations of groping, leering and other misconduct by a deceased athletic department doctor who treated wrestlers and other students for two decades. For the past six years, I've worked diligently to build a program that the great state of Ohio and Ohio State can be very proud of. He will, however, be permitted to take part in all football activities leading up to the Rutgers and TCU games, including practices, player meetings, coaches meetings, etc.

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