The Urban Meyer investigation should be pretty damn simple – and require one interview.
What did Urban Meyer know, when did he know it, and what did he do with the information?
The last question is the most important.
It’s that simple.
What we know is this – former receivers coach Zach Smith was physically abusive to his ex-wife in 2009 and 2015, and likely at points in between that did not result in police complaints. Courtney Smith split from Zach, and Zach continued with threats to the point Courtney requested a domestic violence civil protection order on July 20th.
At that point, Meyer fired Smith, to whom he was fiercely loyal in part due to his being the grandson of former Ohio State coach and personal mentor Earle Bruce.
Meyer lied to the media at Big 10 Football Media Days about whether he knew about the 2015 accusations. (more…)