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.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer speaks at news conference following announcement of his 3-game suspension: “I want to apologize to Buckeye Nation. I followed my heart and not my head… at each juncture, I gave Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt.” https://t.co/UfPTK43bCN pic.twitter.com/X2HjKd4cUW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 23, 2018
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.