Columbus, OH Is Thunderstruck
What did Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer know? When did Urban Meyer know? Why didn’t he act back in 2015?
Right now, there are more questions than answers in the breaking story concerning former assistant Zach Smith–the grandson of Mr. Meyer’s mentor Earle Bruce–and accusations against Mr. Smith regarding domestic violence against his wife. One answer we do know is that Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave while Ohio State investigates this matter.
A fair speculation we can presume at this point is that, like former OSU head coach Jim Tressel, there was an effort by Mr. Meyer to slide a critical issue under the rug to prevent a tough personal decision. Particularly given the severity of the situation, Mr. Meyer absolutely should have acted to protect Zach Smith’s wife, regardless of the lifelong family connection via Mr. Bruce.
More recently, Mr. Meyer should have told the truth when publicly asked about whether he knew about the aforementioned allegation against Zach Smith back in 2015.
This story will develop by the day, hour and minute. For now, in the immediate aftermath, it’s difficult envisioning Urban Meyer remaining the head coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes.