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Football coach Urban Meyer was placed on administrative leave Wednesday by Ohio State, a stunning twist to his wildly successful tenure amid allegations he was aware of multiple instances of domestic abuse involving one of his former assistant coaches.

That assistant, former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, was accused of abuse by his ex-wife on several occasions, most recently in 2015. Meyer denied knowledge of that incident during an appearance at Big Ten Conference media days in July, though he said he was aware of a 2009 dispute between Smith and his ex-wife when he hired Smith in 2012.

"The University is conducting an investigation into these allegations," said a statement from the school. "During the inquiry, Urban Meyer will be on paid administrative leave. ... We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible."

Ryan Day, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, will serve as interim head coach during the investigation, the school said.

Meyer also released a statement: "Gene (Smith, the AD) and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter."

In a taped appearance for the website Stadium, Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, said she had told Meyer’s wife, Shelley, and Lindsey Voltolini, the wife of Ohio State’s director of football operations, about her ex-husband’s abusive behavior.

Among the correspondences between Smith and Shelley Meyer were photos showing bruises stemming from the 2015 incident.

At Big Ten media days, Meyer said members of the Ohio State staff had looked into the 2015 allegations, and that “there’s nothing.”

Meyer continued, “I don't know who creates a story like that."

Yet a text-message exchange between Smith and Voltolini obtained by former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy implied that Meyer was aware of the allegations. “He (Urban) doesn’t know what to think,” reads one text message sent by Voltolini.

“I do believe he (Meyer) knew, but instead he chose to help the abuser and enable the abuser and believed whatever story Zach was telling everybody,” Smith said.

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Meacxico    21,599

Shock. Urban Meyer is scum who would light his mother on fire if it meant winning another national title. 

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Gazz    53,375

I've been watching Last Chance U on Netflix, so I am now all-knowing about everything to do with College football.

Mainly, those dudes are going to be so fucked when they don't make it as professionals.

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Maxx    17,023

He gonna get fiiiired

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damsher hatfield    9,216

There are two ways this Urban Meyer thing goes and I fully expect it to go the way where it ends with him getting an extension and a national championship.

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Naitch    2,028

Go UC Irvine! Undefeated in 53 seasons.

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Maxx    17,023

Well that last sign is quite hypocritical.

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Lowerdeck    284

Yahoo has a fantasy college football game now.

 

Anyone looking to play?

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Maxx    17,023
14 hours ago, Lowerdeck said:

Yahoo has a fantasy college football game now.

 

Anyone looking to play?

Absolutely.  My worry is when we would draft though, season is nearly upon us.

Lets get @Meacxico to play!

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Meacxico    21,599

I’m not letting fantasy football ruin my love for college football. No thanks.

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MDK    23,025

I played football in college. Good times.

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Lowerdeck    284
On 12/08/2018 at 10:15, Maxx said:

Absolutely.  My worry is when we would draft though, season is nearly upon us.

Lets get @Meacxico to play!

 

Live draft

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Meacxico    21,599
41 minutes ago, damsher hatfield said:

Is it gonna be your entire wardrobe going forward?

Let’s just say I’ve got my suit for my cousin’s wedding sorted.

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