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Ohio State Announces Its Final Decision On Urban Meyer

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)

The verdict is in. Ohio State just announced its final decision on a punishment for head football coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer has been suspended for three games, it was revealed moments ago. The final decision was made after hours of meetings between the Board of Trustees and Ohio State University president Michael V. Drake.

Meyer will miss the Buckeyes' first three games of the season. Interim head coach Ryan Day will be leading the program in the meantime.

This means Meyer will miss the big game against TCU. He will return in time for the game at Penn State.

Ohio State has also suspended its athletic director, Gene Smith. Here is the full release from Ohio State:

This evening's decision comes three weeks after Meyer was put on administrative leave as the university began an investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. Meyer dismissed Smith from the staff in late July.

Ohio State's two-week investigation wrapped up on Sunday, with the independent committee verbally briefing the Board of Trustees of its findings on Monday. Today's meeting finalized the process.

Stick with The Spun as more unfolds on the Meyer decision.

Ohio State is currently holding a press conference, including Urban Meyer and Gene Smith. Updates will follow.