Ohio State Urban Meyer update

Paul Finebaum explains why Urban Meyer is likely safe at Ohio State

Paul Finebaum explains why Urban Meyer is likely safe at Ohio State

The Ohio State investigation into former assistant football coach Zach Smith's alleged domestic abuse continues, and the Buckeyes' self-proclaimed two-week deadline is fast approaching and probably won't be met.

Both former OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith, as well as his ex-wife, Courtney Smith, have confirmed that they were interviewed by the group as a part of the investigation. Meyer was asked about the situation at Big Ten Media Days and denied knowing anything of the assault allegations.

That same night, Ohio State announced Meyer had been placed on paid administrative leave as it launched in investigation into his handling of the incident. He later retracted that statement and said he followed proper protocol in reporting the issue when it occurred in October 2015.

Following deliberation with the board and "appropriate time for consideration", Ohio State president Michael Drake will announce his decision on Meyer's future and/or any punishment that will come as a result of the investigation.

Brett McMurphy reports that Zach Smith had sex toys delivered to him at Ohio State and took a photo of his genitalia while at the White House.

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Smith was sacked in July after reports surfaced, by independent journalist Brett McMurphy, that Smith's wife, Courtney, had alleged domestic violence against Zach Smith from 2009 through 2015.

"That's the projected goal", Drake said to WOSU of the probe, which was expected to be complete by Sunday.

That spawned public outrage and the Ohio State investigation.

"You will be proud to know that our players and coaching staff have attacked each day and forged together as a team", Day wrote. We wanted to have that information as quickly as possible.

He gave a detailed position-by-position breakdown of camp's progress, including notes that quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell "have been putting in the work on and off the field to get themselves prepared for an excellent season" and running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber "love their teammates". "As I said, stay tuned".

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