Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave following a report from Brett McMurphy alleging Meyer knew of the assault allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. The allegations stemmed from a 2015 incident involved Smith's ex-wife Courtney.
On Saturday afternoon, Jeff Snook, a writer who's written numerous books on Ohio State, released a report on Facebook alleging Texas head coach Tom Herman was the one who initiated McMurphy's reporting. According to Snook, Herman was "furious after five-star receiver Garrett Wilson committed to Ohio State in April over Texas."
In reaction, Herman allegedly told McMurphy of Smith's arrest in Gainesville in 2009, starting McMurphy's report. Snook's report also included the first comment from Urban Meyer's wife, Shelley.
She praised Snook for doing his job with "integrity...unlike some others." Here's the full text exchange, per Snook.
"I really do appreciate you doing your job with integrity and checking on all the points, unlike some others," Shelley said, via text Saturday afternoon. "I just can’t comment and I am very sorry. Thank u."
It's telling Meyer took at shot at other reporters while appreciating Snook for his reporting. Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave while the university continues its investigation into how he handled the abuse allegations.
Ohio State announced a two-week timeline for the investigation nearly a week ago, meaning a decision on Meyer's future should be reached in the near future.
You can read Snook's full report here.