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Ohio State WR Coach Zach Smith Has Been Fired

A general view of Ohio State's football stadium.

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 19: Overall of Ohio Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University prior to the start of the Spring Game on April 19, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, who has been named in multiple domestic violence allegations, has been fired. Ohio State announced the news Monday night.

Smith was charged with a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing last week when he dropped his son off at his ex-wife's house instead of a pre-arranged public place. Tonight's decision from head coach Urban Meyer comes after a report earlier today saying Smith's ex-wife filed a domestic violence protection order against him.

Smith was also reportedly involved in domestic violence incidents in 2009 and 2015. In 2009, he was serving on Meyer's staff at Florida.

Brett McMurphy reported the latest domestic violence allegation against Smith from 2015 earlier tonight.

Smith is the grandson of legendary former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce, so it is understandable why Meyer wanted him around. Bruce and Meyer were extremely close before the former coach's passing earlier this year.

However, given his history, Meyer will likely take some heat for continuing to employ Smith through multiple DV allegations.

We'll bring more on this story as it unfolds.