Courtney Smith Believes Urban Meyer Failed To Stop Her Domestic Abuse

Courtney Smith Believes Urban Meyer Failed To Stop Her Domestic Abuse

Courtney Smith Believes Urban Meyer Failed To Stop Her Domestic Abuse

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has been placed on administrative leave while the school conducts an investigation into claims that he did not take action on prior abuse allegations against one of his assistants. Smith was sacked July 23, days after an OH judge issued an order of protection that banned Smith from going within 500 feet of ex-wife Courtney Smith. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter", he said in a statement.

Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day has been named acting head coach. Zach Smith was the team's wide receivers' coach.

Ohio State, it turns out, might agree, which is perhaps the biggest reason it placed Meyer on paid leave Wednesday evening after McMurphy revealed text messages between Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, and Meyer's wife Shelley, which indicated the 3-time national champion was aware of an incident in which Courtney alleges her ex-husband shoved her against a wall with his hands around her neck. Meyer will continue to collect his $7.6 million annual salary.

Steve Spurrier, the greatest coach in Florida Gators history - considers Urban Meyer - the second-greatest coach in Florida Gators history - to be friend. Ohio State announced Thursday that players will not be available to the media in the near future and practice will be closed until further notice, citing the ongoing investigation.

Meyer ended up as the Ohio State coach because of a previous football scandal.

Sitting down for an interview published by Stadium on Wednesday, Courtney Smith said, "I do believe [Meyer] knew, and instead he chose to help the abuser and enable the abuser and believe whatever story Zach was telling everybody".

Meyer said he was aware of a 2009 incident involving Smith and his wife, but said it was not what was reported in the media.

Two police reports filed in 2015 in Ohio's Powell County, after the Smiths separated in June of that year, accused Zach Smith of abuse. "I was never told about anything ... never had a conversation about it, so I know nothing about that". "No, and I asked some people back at the office to call and say what happened and they came back and said they know nothing about it". The allegations stemmed from a 2015 incident.

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