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Urban Meyer Releases Statement Following Ohio State Investigation

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)

On Wednesday night, Ohio State announced a three-game suspension for head coach Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes will be led by interim head coach Ryan Day for the team's games against Oregon State, Rutgers, and TCU.

Meyer will return for the team's contest against Tulane. Late Wednesday night, Meyer addressed the media following Ohio State's investigation.

In his statement Meyer apologized to Buckeye Nation for following his "heart and not my head."

"I know that the impact of the last three weeks have had on this institution that I love. And how challenging this has been on our community, our president [Michael Drake], a man I have great respect for. And for that I am deeply sorry. I'm fully aware of that I'm ultimately responsible for this situation that has harmed our university as a whole, our athletics department and our football program.

You can see his full comments below.

Meyer went on to say he "did a poor job at media day. It's a big reason why we're here today."

The Ohio State head coach revealed he wishes he "had done more" after learning of the allegations against Zach Smith.

Stay tuned for more.