The Ohio State Football Investigation Takes Another Shocking Turn. Here’s What We Know

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Tom Herman might not have been the man behind the tip that led to the massive investigation of Ohio State football.

It was reported over the weekend that Herman allegedly tipped off Brett McMurphy about allegations of domestic violence against former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith. Although McMurphy has denied the Texas Longhorns head coach and former OSU offensive coordinator gave him information. (RELATED: A BOMBSHELL REPORT HAS DROPPED ABOUT OHIO STATE. IT COULD BE A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR URBAN MEYER)

He tweeted, “I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source.”

Herman also denied the allegations over the weekend.

How much crazier can this situation get? Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave, and the season is looming on the horizon. The fact Herman’s name is being thrown around as the possible tipster is downright insane. If it was Herman, would this be the craziest story in college football in the past few years? I think it would be by a mile. (RELATED: OHIO STATE PUTS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ON LEAVE AFTER DOMESTIC ABUSE SCANDAL. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW)

You’d have Meyer’s former assistant and current Longhorns coach potentially giving information that led to an investigation, which could result in OSU taking a massive hit. (RELATED: URBAN MEYER RELEASES STATEMENT, CLAIMS HE LIED ABOUT NOT KNOWING ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATIONS)

Here’s what I do know for sure, college football is a wild world, and this investigation into OSU could have massive ramifications. It’s scheduled to be wrapped up by Sunday. Keep checking back to The Smoke Room to get the latest updates.

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