Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave amid investigation

Urban Meyer must be held accountable in wake of Zach Smith allegations

Urban Meyer must be held accountable in wake of Zach Smith allegations

Smith's ex-wife revealed pictures with her injuries that she says she sustained from altercations with the former Ohio State coach and showed text messages that she said were from Urban Meyer's wife Shelley alerting her to the abuse. As of yet, Ohio State has not commented publicly on the report.

Messages left with Ohio State on Wednesday were not returned. Zach Smith was on Urban Meyer's staff since 2012.

As the post continued, McMurphy noted that, had school officials been aware of the situation, it could be in violation of Title IX, which states: discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual harassment, abuse and even rape. Ohio State's first preseason practice is scheduled for Friday.

Courtney also provided McMurphy with texts between herself and Lindsey Voltolini, the wife Ohio State football operations director Brian Voltolini.

Meyer, 54, is one of the must successful active coaches in college football.

Courtney has alleged Zach had repeatedly abused her physically since 2009. According to Courtney Smith, however, she reached out to Shelley Meyer after another incident in October 2015, when, she claims, Zach Smith shoved her up against a wall as their 3-year-old daughter clung to her leg. So I know nothing about it.

Last week at Big Ten media days in Chicago, Urban Meyer said he had received a text about the 2015 incident the previous night and that "there was nothing". The Powell Police Department filed incident reports after twice investigating Smith that fall. As a member of Meyer's staff at Florida in 2009, Smith was arrested for aggravated battery of his wife, who at the time was two months pregnant. Zach Smith was sacked from Ohio State last month after he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass during a dispute with Courtney Smith. He said he was never made aware of a 2015 incident involving Zach Smith. The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games by Meyer.

"Courtney said she called 911 "a handful of times" over the years but didn't always pursue charges".

"I can't say it didn't happen because I wasn't there".

The former assistant, Zach Smith, was sacked last week after an OH court granted a protective order sought by his ex-wife Courtney Smith. On Jan. 5, 2016, Smith was pulled over for speeding and proceeded to break down in tears, visibly upset over the issues she was having with her husband.

"I hadn't heard that".

When asked, she said Shelley never came back to clarify whether she ever told her husband.

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