Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

Sunday, 05 Aug, 2018

I know nothing about it. It came back to me that what was reported wasn't what actually happened. Meyer said the decision to fire Smith was a "very tough call".

In addition to screenshots of the text messages, as seen above, McMurphy also released photos relating to the story, which can also be seen above.

When Courtney said she could not secure a protective order, Shelley replied, "Geesh!" Courtney admitted, however, that she does not know whether Shelley DID in fact ever tell Urban about the situation. "Once again, there's nothing - once again, I don't know who creates a story like that".

When TCU fans found out that their team would face off against Ohio State, the most common reaction likely involved a mix of excitement and fear.

Courtney: "I don't really care".

Meyer fired Zach Smith last month after the 2015 allegation came to light, as well as a 2009 incident in Florida in which police arrested Zach Smith on a domestic violence charge that Courtney Smith eventually dropped. Smith, meanwhile, was kept on the staff after the incident.

"All the (coaches) wives knew", Courtney Smith told McMurphy. Eastern, and they covered it well on at least one radio show, with Paul Finebaum Show fill-in host Matt Jones interviewing McMurphy at 3 p.m.

Lisi returned to this in a later update, saying Smith "told Stadium" this time. Zach Smith wasn't charged in the case.

" 'I hung up out of fear because I was scared Zach would lose his job, ' Courtney said".

Zach Smith's attorney was Larry H. James, who Ohio State also picked as it's lawyer for student athletes during the 2011 Tattoo-memorabilia investigation.

Meyer acknowledged last week that he had been aware of a 2009 domestic-abuse incident in Gainesville. He worked for Meyer and the Gators from "05 until 2009".

Meyer could have continued to fight for Smith even over the last couple weeks, but instead he chose loyalty to the program over the deep family ties he has with Earle Bruce's grandson and his longtime assistant.

If the report is true, Meyer enabled an accused serial wife beater - putting the interests of the school's golden goose ahead of those of the victim - then lied about it.

According to Courtney, two of Meyer's closest friends asked her to drop the charges from that event, which she ultimately agreed to.

Yet you could never argue with the results. The likelihood that he would never coach again.

Meyer's revamped contract was set to give him a $1.2 million raise over what he made for the 2017 season and $800,000 over what he was scheduled to be paid for 2018. Smith added that she was never told that Shelley Meyer had told her husband about the allegations at the time. "She would reach out to me, ask me how I'm doing, tell me she was anxious, if I needed anything, she was there".

Courtney: "Restraining orders don't do anything in Ohio-I tried to get protection order which is what started this whole investigation".

Smith's alleged words might just come true.