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"We are focused on supporting our players and on getting to the truth as expeditiously as possible", the school said in a release. "This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction".

Up to this point, neither Meyer, nor officials from Ohio State have responded to the latest allegations. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter", Meyer said.

And this was despite the existence of police reports documenting what receivers coach Zach Smith did to his wife, Courtney.

Brett McMurphy is reporting that Urban Meyer knew of domestic abuse allegations back in 2015.

Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, revealed several text messages showing that she had discussed the incident with Meyers' wife and wives of members of the team's coaching staff. Smith added that she was never told that Shelley Meyer had told her husband about the allegations at the time. This, despite the fact that the Ohio State coach denied knowing anything about it at Big Ten Media Days last week.

"Reached Wednesday by ESPN, an Ohio State spokesman said that "[Meyer] addressed this at media days and said he wasn't aware", although that response came before the spokesman had seen McMurphy's report. I know Shelley did everything she could. The court granted a domestic violence protective order against him. I said, 'That's fine.

The question now is how much Meyer knew.

Smith was sacked on July 23 after he was charged with criminal trespassing after dropping their children off at his ex-wife Courtney's home during a May 12 incident. Courtney Smith said her then-husband had assaulted her during an argument about their young children.

The writing for Meyer's firing at Ohio State could be on the wall. And thanks to his incredible recruiting success, the establishment of "Real Life Wednesdays" and a clean record with the NCAA, Ohio State had again been built into one of the few, true powerhouses in college football.

Perhaps the most damning piece of information from McMurphy's report is an exchange between Courtney and Lindsey Voltolini in the weeks following the 2015 incident.

Meyer was out of coaching for a season, but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011 to replace coach Jim Tressel, who was sacked before that season for lying to the NCAA and university of about rules violation committed by some of his players.

To believe Urban Meyer, one must swallow the idea that he never was told by anyone - his wife, his assistant coaches, their wives, anyone involved with the program - about Smith's 2015 incident.


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