Ohio State Puts Head Football Coach On Leave After Domestic Abuse Scandal. Here’s What We Know
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday.
Both Meyer and the Buckeyes football program has been engulfed in scandal after it was revealed Meyer might have had knowledge that assistant coach Zach Smith was facing allegations of domestic violence in 2015. Meyer denied he had any knowledge of any incidents a week ago during Big Ten media days. It was announced moments ago that he would be put on leave from the program, according to multiple reports. (RELATED: OHIO STATE’S FOOTBALL COACH DENIED KNOWING ABOUT ABUSE ALLEGATIONS. TEXTS MIGHT TELL A DIFFERENT STORY)
Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 1, 2018
#BREAKING From AP: Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer put on paid leave amid investigation of abuse claims against fired assistant.
— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) August 1, 2018
Ohio State places Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave. pic.twitter.com/LP0d57o35H
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 1, 2018
What an incredible development at Ohio State. Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave. Some top-notch reporting by @Brett_McMurphy on the whole matter.
— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) August 1, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer put on paid leave amid investigation of abuse claims against fired assistant.
— Mark Scolforo (@houseofbuddy) August 1, 2018
Brett McMurphy broke the story earlier today that text messages allegedly exist between Meyer’s wife Shelly and Smith’s former wife Courtney, and they reportedly indicate the Buckeyes head coach knew what was going on.
This is a rapidly developing situation. Please check back for details.