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Courtney Smith's Mother Continues To Speak Out In Defense Of Zach Smith

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Courtney Smith's mother, Tina Carano, continues to speak out in defense of her ex-son in law, Zach Smith, with regards to the domestic violence accusations surrounding the now-fired Ohio State assistant coach.

Jeff Snook, a veteran author/reporter who's written several college football books, has dropped a couple of reports on his Facebook page over the last week related to the Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga.

Today, he dropped a new one, with lengthy comments from Courtney Smith's mother.

Smith's mother, Tina Carano, is continuing to speak out in defense of Zach Smith and Ohio State. She doesn't believe he should've lost his job in the first place.

From his report:

“I wanted to stay out of this mess,” she said. “But I can’t take it anymore. I can’t take all of these lies that are being written. I just want the truth out there once and for all. What’s right is right. It’s been horrible for me to see the lies that were being written about Zach when he didn’t do what he was accused of doing.

“He lost his job over something that didn’t happen.”

She continued:

“When Zach got fired, I was in disbelief that it happened the way it did. I was trying to stay out of it, but I really wanted to come forward and tell the whole story,” Tina Carano said. “I do want to see and have a relationship with my grandchildren someday.

“But the fact is that Courtney set him up in this whole thing. She was determined to bring him down and she wanted to keep her current boyfriend, who didn’t want Zach around.”

You can view the full report here.

Courtney Smith, meanwhile, reportedly met with Ohio State's investigation team today.

Ohio State announced last Sunday that its investigation was expected to take two weeks. Stay tuned.