Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations

May JohnsonAug 03, 2018

The OSU coach is on administrative leave while Ohio State investigates claims that Meyer's wife knew about 2015 allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was sacked last week.

Of course, whether Shelley Meyer really did tell her husband about Zach Smith is the subject of Ohio State's investigation. The incident effectively ended Rice's NFL career, and was used as an example by football coaches across the country, including Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Zach Smith denied the allegation in a statement released by his lawyer.

When Meyer found out he was being placed on leave, he accepted it. There is proof that Meyer's wife knew about it, and it will be hard for Meyer to claim that he did not. Meyer will continue to collect his $7.6 million annual salary. "This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction".

Zach Smith was charged in May with misdemeanor criminal trespass.

She continued, "When somebody is crying out for help, I believe, the coach along with the coach's wife have a duty".

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McMurphy obtained a series of photos sent by Courtney Smith to Shelley Meyer, Lindsey Voltolini and other wives involved in the Ohio State football program. Zach Smith pleaded not guilty last month.

Among Shelley Meyer's text messages to Courtney Smith was one from 2015 in which Shelley wrote of women being victimized by abusive spouses. The Smiths are due in court in September and their lawyers did not respond to messages seeking comment Thursday. He has not been convicted on any domestic abuse charges. Brian Voltolini has been on Meyer's staff for 15 seasons, dating back to his days at Bowling Green, according to McMurphy. "I know nothing about it".

She also told McMurphy that Shelley said she would have to tell Urban and Courtney encouraged her to do so. "I was never told about anything and nothing ever came to light".

"Courtney said [Shelley] knew about the abuse that begin in 2009, continued in 2015 and culminated with Zach Smith being served a domestic violence civil protection order last week".

When asked if he could see Meyer knowing about the alleged abuse and covering it up, Apple said he was unsure.

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