Ohio State's Urban Meyer Under Investigation — Twitter Reacts

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer right and then-assistant coach Zach Smith left at a game in Oklahoma on Sept. 17 2016

Urban Meyer is on paid administrative leave until the investigation concludes.

"We couldn't think of a better fit for our first Head Breakfast Coach than Urban Meyer".

Family, whom Smith said told her not to tell the police about her ex-husband's actions, out of fear that Zach would lose his lucrative coaching career. I said, "2015"? That was only a couple years ago. "We are suspending the current partnership with Urban Meyer and removing all related content pending the results of the official Ohio State University investigation". Ohio State opens the football season September 1 at home against Oregon State.

On Wednesday, Meyer's Ohio State program was rocked by an article chronicling accusations of domestic violence against a longtime staffer. Meyer will continue to collect his $7.6 million annual salary.

While Meyer is on leave, offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as head coach. The season starts September 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus.

Ohio State has not commented on the Meyer situation since announcing he was placed on leave.

Meyer was out of coaching for a season but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011. He was one of my coaches when I played. Meyer-one of the most celebrated coaches in college sports-is officially, stunningly, on ice.

Smith was sacked last week after an accusation of domestic violence against his wife Courtney came to light.

In 2009, Zach Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his then-pregnant wife while he was working for Meyer in Gainesville, Florida. It's unfortunate that the guy (Zach Smith) was allowed to be on the staff for that long a period of time. Charges were never filed in those cases.

Zach Smith was charged in May with misdemeanor criminal trespass. A hearing has been scheduled for Friday. Meyer acknowledges he knew about a 2009 incident when he hired Smith but says he didn't hear of the latest allegation until last week.

When asked about that incident, Meyer claimed at the Big Ten meetings last week, that he was unaware of a 2015 incident.

"I can't say it didn't happen because I wasn't there", Meyer said. I know nothing about it.

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