Published: Sun, August 19, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Paul Finebaum Thinks Urban Meyer Survives at Ohio State

Paul Finebaum Thinks Urban Meyer Survives at Ohio State

Stadium also reported that Courtney Smith, Zach Smith's ex-wife, said he took photos of himself receiving oral sex and having sex with an Ohio State staffer in the Buckeyes coaches' offices in 2015, as well as a photo of his genitalia.

Smith was sacked by Ohio State last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public.

Ohio State announced Friday that its investigation into how the football program handled an accusation of domestic abuse against former assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015 would be done on Sunday "as planned".


The independent investigation will wrap up its findings on Sunday, and then prepare a report to be delivered to the Board of Trustees sometime next week, Ohio State said in its statement Friday. He admitted on August 3 that he had lied to reporters at Big Ten media days when he said he had no knowledge of a 2015 accusation against Smith, which became public the day before.

A new report from Brett McMurphy brings to light further behavior that calls into question the character of Zach Smith, the former Ohio State wide receivers coach who was sacked last month.

"The investigation is expected to be completed within 14 days", the school said in a statement.


University president Michael Drake did not get into specifics when asked whether lying to the public could be considered a fireable offense. In a statement release August 3, Meyer admitted that he was aware of the 2015 incident and followed the proper reporting protocols.

In this September 16, 2017 photo, Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith watches before the start of an NCAA college football game against Army in Columbus, Ohio. "The investigation is underway as we speak". But given we're two weeks and a day from Ohio State's season-opener against Oregon State, the Buckeyes football program felt compelled to break the silence. I'm doing my best possible job to keep an open mind.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith also knew about the 2015 allegations, according to Zach Smith. Smith has not yet made any public comments on the matter. Former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson serves as chair of the working group.


"I'm pleased to, in consultation with the board, bring in a really outstanding team", Drake said.

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