This Is The Punishment Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Will Reportedly Get. Is It Fair?

David Hookstead | Reporter

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer reportedly faces a suspension for his role in the handling of domestic violence allegations against fired assistant Zach Smith.

The Columbus Dispatch reported the following:

Ohio State University announced Monday that leadership will meet Wednesday to decide the fate of head football coach Urban Meyer. Meyer was placed on paid leave while the school investigates what he knew about allegations of domestic violence involving a former assistant coach.

Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation to university President Michael V. Drake is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks.

Well, this is what I’ve been saying for a very long time. I didn’t think there was just about anybody at OSU who actually wanted to see Meyer get fired unless they had absolutely no other choice. They’re not going to can one of the greatest coaches if the administration can find a way to wiggle out of it. That’s simply the reality of the situation that we’re dealing with in modern day college football. (RELATED: OHIO STATE PUTS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ON LEAVE AFTER DOMESTIC ABUSE SCANDAL. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW)

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes points in the second half against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes points in the second half against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

As for whether Meyer deserves to be fired, that’s not something really any of us know at this point. It’s all going to come down to what he knew, when he knew it and how he handled the allegations against Smith. Until the report drops, we’re all just working in speculation. (RELATED: THE LATEST DETAILS ABOUT THE OHIO STATE FOOTBALL INVESTIGATION SHOULD HAVE FANS VERY CONCERNED)

Again, it appeared to me that the writing was on the wall for a very long time that Meyer wasn’t going to get shown the exit door. They would have done it almost immediately if that was the call. Major college football programs don’t waste time when it comes to making decisions.

Stay tuned for Wednesday when we can all find out just what is about to happen with the Buckeyes and Urban Meyer.

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