Urban Meyer suspended three games by Ohio State

Urban Meyer

The text Meyer got back from his agent: only "a matter of time before he did something that did substantial harm to you or the program". The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games. But what has transpired over the last three weeks at Ohio State is a lesson to all coaches. Well, reading through the full findings of the Urban Meyer investigation, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between Meyer's scandal and those of ol' Crooked Hillary Clinton.

Meyer issued a blanket apology to the Ohio State community in a press conference on Wednesday. This all stems from the controversy surrounding former assistant coach Zach Smith and his alleged serial domestic abuse of his ex-wife. He will return September 22 when OSU plays Tulane in Ohio Stadium. He will also forgo six weeks of pay.

Gene Smith, Ohio State's athletic director, replied, "I would be careful". Hillary Clinton likewise told FBI investigators 40 times she "couldn't recall" something, while aide Huma Abedin fretted that she was "often confused".

The investigation also found Meyer misrepresented what he knew about the situation in a public statement he made in July.

"Here is the truth: While at the University of Florida and now at the Ohio State University I have always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athlete, coach or member of our staff by elevating the issues to the proper channels", Meyer said in a statement.

During Wednesday night's press conference, Meyer claimed that he was never aware of any text messages between his wife and his ex-assistant's ex-wife "at the time".

Urban Meyer treating Zach Smith like family nearly cost one of the most accomplished coaches in college football his job. "Once again, there's nothing - once again, I don't know who creates a story like that".

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2017. He has been on paid leave since August 8.

One aspect of the investigation was what was known between Urban Meyer and his wife, Shelley Meyer.

The board was meeting to consider whether Meyer should be punished for his handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach that were raised by the assistant coach's now ex-wife. Bruce was Zach Smith's grandfather.

Meyer admitted he gave Zach Smith, whose negative behavior reportedly went beyond the domestic abuse allegations, the benefit of the doubt too often.

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Meyer apologized, saying that he did not recognize the red flags in relation to Zach Smith. "I should have done more and I am sorry for that". I was not being as complete or accurate as I should have been at media day and afterward.

Smith was accused by his ex-wife, Courtney Smith of physical abuse. When asked what he would say to her, Meyer instead addressed "everyone involved in this".

"I just think they were a little light on him".

Urban Meyer just doesn't know anything going on around him because he doesn't want to know.

Meyer won national championships with Florida in 2006 and '08, but his teams also had more than two dozen players get into trouble with the law.

The school brought on as lead investigators the former SEC Chair and federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, along with David Sarratt of the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, who released a 23-page report Wednesday on their findings.

Ohio State will start its season against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.

Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day is serving as the team's acting head coach in Meyer's absence. The same day, Ohio State fired Zach Smith, who had been making $340,000 per year. It is No. 3 in the coaches' poll.

According to an image posted by Yahoo Sports college football reporter Pete Thamel, the committee investigating the allegations found that though both Meyer and Gene Smith "failed to adhere to the precise requirements of their contracts", they "did so based on a good faith belief that they did not have enough sufficient information to trigger a reporting obligation or initiate a disciplinary action".

The report says there's no way to know if Meyer changed those settings in response to the article, but does raise questions about his intentions.

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