Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of former Ohio State coach Zach Smith, intends to fully cooperate with the school’s investigation of head coach Urban Meyer, Brett McMurphy reported on Monday.
Meyer currently is away from the football program on paid administrative leave.
McMurphy also noted that Smith says no one with the university ever spoke with her regarding the 2015 incidents that sparked this investigation into Meyer’s conduct, which includes allowing Smith to remain on his staff for three years after knowing he was abusing his wife.
The attorney for Courtney Smith, ex-wife of former Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith, told me Monday her client wants to fully cooperate w/school’s investigation of Urban Meyer. She said no one w/the university ever spoke w/her regarding the 2015 incidents https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 6, 2018
Meyer admitted last week that he did lie about having knowledge of Smith’s actions against his wife but also defended himself by saying he followed the proper procedures, essentially deflecting blame.
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 3, 2018
Ohio State has launched an investigation into all this, which is expected be completed within the next two weeks.
NEWS: Independent working group’s investigation involving Urban Meyer “is expected to be completed within 14 days.” pic.twitter.com/5B97En7t6G
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) August 6, 2018
Many Ohio State fans have staunchly supported Meyer, some of whom have even signed a petition and held a rally for him.
The rally for Urban Meyer at Ohio Stadium pic.twitter.com/4pmRS27X1p
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 6, 2018
Others have called for his resignation. This includes one prominent Ohio State football legend.