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Courtney Smith Reportedly Disputes Part Of The Columbus Dispatch's Wednesday Night Report

Courtney Smith explains the abuse she allegedly dealt with.

Despite the fact that Zach Smith has been fired and Urban Meyer and Gene Smith have been suspended, the drama at Ohio State continues. Wednesday night, a new report, from The Columbus Dispatch, suggests that back in 2015, the school sent a lawyer to Courtney Smith's house to "convince" her to drop charges against her husband.

The Columbus Dispatch says it received a copy of the police incident report (anonymously) that suggests as much. But just a few hours after its release, Smith herself reportedly disputed the report.

Brett McMurphy, who has been in touch with Smith for a few weeks now, tweeted that Smith says the report is "not accurate."

It's hard to know what to make of Smith's denial. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State is investigating the claim.

Here's the report from The Columbus Dispatch:

Smith told Officer Ben Boruchowitz that she was making the report on Oct. 26, 2015, because Zach Smith, then an Ohio State assistant football coach, had come to her Powell condominium the night before and started verbally abusing her, then pushed her into a wall and took their young son with him against her objections.

That account is contained in the narrative of a police incident report mailed anonymously to The Dispatch. Made aware of the mailing and the contents of the report Wednesday, Powell Police Chief Gary Vest did not dispute it.

...Boruchowitz wrote that Courtney Smith told him Ohio State sent a lawyer to her home in connection with a previous incident, “convincing her to drop the charge because it would embarrass OSU if she proceeded with the prosecution.”

Ohio State will begin its 2018 season without Meyer. He'll miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.