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Ohio State Heisman Winner Weighs In On Urban Meyer Decision

A closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Ohio State legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George doesn't want his alma mater to go lightly on Urban Meyer if the head coach is guilty of mishandling allegations of domestic abuse by former assistant coach Zach Smith.

George spoke with TMZ Sports this week about the investigation into Meyer. The ordeal is getting close to a resolution and one could come as soon as Wednesday.

George told TMZ that Meyer's punishment must be "severe" if he did in fact cover-up allegations of domestic violence against Smith.

"It’s a very sensitive topic. Domestic violence is unacceptable at any level,“ George said, via 247Sports. "Any type of cover-up that may or may not have happened if it is indeed that, the punishment needs to be handed down and severe. There’s no way that someone should cover-up anything of that magnitude. It matters they do their due diligence, which I think they’re doing thoroughly. I think it’ll be the right decision. We have to allow that process to unfold and see where it lands.

"To see exactly what happened, who knew what and whatever. This really hinges upon the police report that comes out and what they say. You have to allow it to go through its process and trust that they’re going to make the right decision. I believe this could be, potentially, the best team we’ve seen at Ohio State given the depth and talent. We have tremendous tight ends, receivers, great backfield.”

You can watch George's full comments below:

Today, Ohio State announced that the school's Board of Trustees is being briefed of the investigation committee's findings today. The board will then meet on Wednesday morning, and an announcement could come soon after.

Meyer has been on administrative leave since early August.