Urban Meyer

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In a small auditorium Monday, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer strode to a podium and fielded questions about credibility, domestic violence and former receivers coach Zach Smith.

In the six weeks since Meyer was suspended by the university, the coach has apologized, re-apologized and clarified statements after each of his additions raised new concerns among critics. 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches Ohio State during its spring game on April 14, 2018 in Ohio Stadium.
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Head football coach Urban Meyer rejoins Ohio State’s football team on Monday after serving a suspension related to his handling of domestic abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
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What got Urban Meyer in hot water? The suspended Ohio State football coach puts it this way: "My fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues."

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Urban Meyer is back at work. At least partially.

Meyer returned to the team on Monday, more than a month after being put on leave in the wake of reports about years-old domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

The Ohio State University

Amid misreporting of abuse allegations, suspensions and interim head coaches, it might be easy to forget the Ohio State football team opens a new season Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes enter the noon kickoff against the Oregon State Beavers as a heavy favorite.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
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A week into his suspension, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer released a new statement defending himself against accusations that he condoned domestic violence by a fired assistant coach.

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Ohio State trustee Jeffrey Wadsworth has resigned, saying that the university's punishment of head football coach Urban Meyer was too lenient.

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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced.

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The coordinator filling in for Urban Meyer while the Ohio State head coach serves a three game suspension said on Monday that investigators did not interview him as part of their probe on what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations made against another assistant coach.

Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day in a news conference he had nothing to say about the investigation involving his boss as well as fired colleague Zach Smith, who had coached receivers.

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Speaking to the media for the first time since being named Ohio State’s interim head football coach, Ryan Day tried to describe a team that’s gotten stronger since being put under the national microscope.

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Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach.

Urban Meyer Apologizes Again, This Time To Courtney Smith

Aug 24, 2018
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
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Suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has issued an apology to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her.

Meyer was widely criticized after a news conference Wednesday for failing to directly address Courtney Smith, who said her former husband Zach Smith had abused her and Meyer was aware of it.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches Ohio State during its spring game on April 14, 2018 in Ohio Stadium.
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An advocate for domestic violence survivors says Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer fell short while apologizing for how he handled accusations against a former assistant coach.

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer may have taken steps to hide what he knew about former receivers coach Zach Smithm, according to a university investigation.

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As part of its two-week probe into head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State investigators uncovered numerous examples of what it calls “problematic or at least questionable behavior” from former receivers coach Zach Smith that went mostly unpunished. The findings, which were unveiled Wednesday, resulted in Meyer’s suspension for the first three weeks of the season.

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