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Brett McMurphy Addresses Idea He 'Set Out' To Damage Ohio State

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nearly a week after Brett McMurphy dropped his bombshell report on Urban Meyer and Ohio State, he discussed the reaction to his story. McMurphy says he never intended to put Meyer's job at risk, or damage Ohio State.

The college football insider reported that Urban Meyer was more aware of the domestic violence allegations facing a former coach on his staff than he led on previously. At Big Ten Media Days two weeks ago, Meyer was adamant that there was "nothing" regarding the 2015 allegations against Zach Smith.

After McMurphy's report, Meyer recanted his stance from Media Days, and released a statement saying he knew about the incident. Meyer continued, stating he reported the incident to his superiors.

In the wake of McMurphy's report, Ohio State opened an investigation into Meyer and the athletics department. On Tuesday afternoon, he spoke with Paul Finebaum about the firestorm his report created.

McMurphy said he's "shocked" the report turned into what it has.

"I never set out to damage Ohio State. I never set out to put Urban Meyer's job in any kind of danger. I'm actually shocked that it spun into this but I think it did quite frankly because Urban Meyer lied at Media Days," he wrote.

Ohio State's investigation will be finished before the start of the 2018 college football season. Will Urban Meyer remain as the team's head coach?

Stay tuned.