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Brett McMurphy Reveals New Detail In His Urban Meyer Story

A closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Brett McMurphy bombshell report about Urban Meyer and his knowledge of the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith prompted Ohio State to place the head coach on administrative leave.

McMurphy reported earlier today that the Buckeyes' head coach was actually aware of domestic violence allegations against Smith in 2015 after he claimed otherwise at Big Ten Media Days.

"Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview w/the victim & other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff despite his denial last week," he reported.

McMurphy, who was laid off by ESPN more than year ago, appeared on SportsCenter tonight.

The college football insider shared a new update on his reporting of Meyer and the allegations.

"I do not have any direct evidence that – any text messages from Urban Meyer that says he knew about [the abuse allegations]," he said.

McMurphy does have text messages between Zach Smith's ex-wife and Urban Meyer's wife, Shelley, and many believe that Urban had to have been told something by his spouse.

"Courtney Smith, ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, provided text messages between her and the wives of Ohio State coaches – including Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley – showing Meyer’s knowledge of the situation.

Meyer said last week during Big Ten Media Days that he had no knowledge of two alleged domestic violence incidents in 2015 with former assistant wide receivers coach Zach Smith that were investigated by the Powell (Ohio) Police Department.

Meyer said had he known, he would have fired Smith in 2015 – three years before he did last week after I reported the alleged domestic violence," McMurphy wrote.

His full story can be seen here.