Friday, 14 December, 2018

Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

A view from the end zone of Boston College's football field When Steve Addazio hired Zach Smith at Temple he was aware of 2009 incident but 'did not know specifics'
Rita Gibson | 07 August, 2018, 07:16

"I support Urban Meyer & the Bucks".

Roughly 200 Ohio State fans stood under the rotunda on the north side of Ohio Stadium on Monday evening rallying for Urban Meyer, their perceived biggest victim of this entire situation.

"Ohio State is committed to a thorough and complete investigation", said Jo Ann Davidson, a former Ohio House Speaker who is chairwoman of the trustees' group coordinating the effort.

Meyer was put on administrative leave last week after a report surfaced containing text messages that suggested Meyer was aware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against former Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith. He requested that fans "bring signs and make them tasteful, to reflect the first-class organization of The Ohio State University and our football program". Meyer later said he had known about the incidents and had reported them to the proper authorities. Mary Jo White, the former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and head investigator on the team, has previously worked on National Football League cases, most recently the investigation into workplace misconduct by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Smith has never been charged. Several of her anecdotes allege that a few of Meyer's assistant coaches, as well as his wife, Shelley, knew about Zach Smith's history of domestic abuse.

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An investigation into Meyer's knowledge will take no longer than two weeks.

Smith denied assaulting his wife and said any physical injuries she might have suffered were the result of him defending himself.

Temple released this statement on Monday: "Neither Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft [n] or head football coach Geoff Collins were at Temple University seven years ago in 2011 when Zach Smith was an assistant coach on the football staff".

Ohio State's season begins September 1 at home against Oregon State.

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