Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who has been on paid administrative leave for nearly three weeks, was officially suspended by the university on Wednesday for how he handled former wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s employment at the school. Details are starting to trickle out regarding the details of that suspension.
Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch reports that Meyer’s suspension is a full suspension through the team’s first game – at home against Oregon State on September 1.
After that, Meyer will be allowed to coach the team during the week but will be suspended two more games – at home against Rutgers and down in Arlington against TCU.
Meyer will not be able to travel with the team for the TCU game.
Let me clarify again. He is fully suspended through the Oregon State game. Then for the Rutgers and TCU games, he can direct practice during the week but not coach on Saturday.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 23, 2018
Meyer’s suspension was announced after a 12-hour deliberation by the school’s board of trustees on Wednesday. School AD Gene Smith was also suspended.
Meyer, after issuing a statement, was asked questions by the media. One answer he gave a reporter is going viral.