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How Much Money Urban Meyer Lost From His Ohio State Suspension

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)

Urban Meyer has returned from his three-game suspension and is back with Ohio State fully. He will be on the sideline for the first time this year when the Buckeyes host Tulane on Saturday.

In addition to being unable to coach his team on game day for the first three weeks of the season, Urban Meyer had his pay docked. How much he lost is either sizable or not that much, depending on how you look at it.

According to USA Today, Meyer lost over $570,000 during his suspension. That's a hefty chunk of change for almost anybody.

However, when you consider Meyer's annual salary, let's just say he should be able to survive just fine without that half a mil plus.

Via USA Today:

Meyer, who is eligible to return to the sideline Saturday when the Buckeyes face Tulane, lost out on $570,507.68, equal to approximately a sixth of his total annual cash compensation.

Ohio State's Board of Trustees announced Meyer was suspended three games – and six weeks total without pay – last month, although his lost salary was not disclosed until Tuesday. Meyer is scheduled to make at least $7.6 million this year, meaning the lost wages equate to about a 7.5 percent hit on his annual gross earnings.

In addition to Meyer, Ohio State AD Gene Smith lost over $60,000 thousand during his suspension, which last a little more than two weeks.

Meyer's first game back against Tulane will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN.